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2014-05-09 19:50:19

University of Houston Research from the UH Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas Obesity Research Center A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) finds childhood poverty reaches into the lives of white, Hispanic and African-American young adult women, contributing to their propensity to be overweight and obese. "We know that having a low socioeconomic status during childhood contributes to children being overweight or...

2014-05-08 09:04:44

Today’s college students are increasing the risk of cancer later on, especially racial minorities Parents, forget the comfort food! It’s time to send your college students care packages of fruit, veggies and exercise gear instead. A new study from Northwestern Medicine® and Northeastern Illinois University found that the majority of college students are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that could increase their risk of cancer later on. Racial minority students could be at an even...

2014-05-07 09:48:35

Being obese at age 25 increases risk for serious weight problems over 35 years of age according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Exposure to long-term obesity has become more common with increases in obesity at younger ages. Researchers examined the relationship between BMI at age 25, obesity later in life, and biological indicators of health. They found that people who were obese by age 25 had a higher chance of more severe obesity later in life, but...

2014-05-07 09:41:57

According to a new study of the home food environment of overweight women in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior The home is an important microenvironment in models of obesity and can trigger behaviors both positively and negatively associated with weight status. With this in mind, a group of researchers from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, and the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia sought to examine the home food environment and determine which aspects are associated...

2014-05-02 23:00:32

The nonprofit Children’s Obesity Fund is pleased to fund scholarships for 10 at-risk teen girls to participate in fitsmi online weight management coaching. The 16-week program includes weekly, live web chats with a Registered Dietitian and guest experts, as well as educational and entertaining “e-lessons” and a private 24/7 bulletin board that helps kids and teens to manage their weight and helps their parents to support them through free online communities and live, online...

2014-04-29 08:34:54

-- Doctors Can Help Patients Set Personal Weight Loss Goals: It's Not a One Size Fits All Approach -- WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of My Healthy(TM), an interactive and motivational campaign that shifts the focus of the obesity conversation away from just pounds lost to health gained. Almost 70 percent of Americans are affected by obesity or overweight. This movement emphasizes that those affected by obesity or overweight...

Fat Shaming Leads To Obesity
2014-04-29 07:24:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dieting in our society has gone from a fad to an obsession. Every website, every television station, and nearly every billboard you pass is telling you a new way to lose weight. We've even coined a word for what they are doing, "fat shaming." What kind of effect does such shaming have? A new study led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) took a look at that question and found a surprising answer. Females who are fat shamed...

2014-04-18 23:00:43

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is donating funds to the Obesity Prevention Center for Children and Youth, a highly effective organization that offers diverse programs to teach healthy habits to the young people of Brockton, Massachusetts. The donation will help purchase a new software program to track the weight loss, fitness level, and life style changes of participating youth. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The state of Massachusetts has one of the...

2014-04-17 23:01:47

Research conducted at Rush University Medical Center suggests that short sleep duration may increase a child’s risk of obesity in low-income households. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests that short sleep duration may increase a child’s risk of obesity in low-income households. And, the link between sleep duration and children’s weight status can be traced back to aspects of the home environment....

2014-04-14 16:26:01

OAKLAND, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO In one of the largest studies to examine current Institute of Medicine recommendations regarding pregnancy weight gain in relation to childhood...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'