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Obesity In The Developing World
2014-01-04 05:12:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of overweight or obese people living in developing countries nearly quadrupled between 1980 and 2008, according to a new report from UK-based humanitarian think-tank The Overseas Development Institute (ODI). During that 28-year period, the amount of overweight or obese men and women living in the developing world increased from 250 million to 904 million, the ODI’s Future Diets report said. Over that same amount of...

2013-12-30 23:02:26

Probably the most common New Year’s Resolution for 2014 is to reduce Body Mass Index (BMI) by losing weight. However, the staff of Fatpacking weight-loss backpacking vacations say that BMI is a horribly misleading metric that penalizes people for being fit. Hull, MA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Look at this picture of pro basketball player, Dwight Howard. Although he may look like Superman – indeed his nickname is Superman -- at 6' 11", 265 pounds he has a Body Mass Index of 27...

2013-12-30 20:20:42

The latest research proves that the costs associated with being obese increase as body mass index rises, which typically exceeds the price of bariatric surgery LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a preeminent expert in the field of obesity surgery, board-certified bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S, has personally seen the physical, emotional and financial toll that obesity takes on his patients. As a matter of fact, his knowledge has been reflected in a brand...

Slow Eating Curbs Appetite Later
2013-12-30 10:54:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You’ve probably been told to slowly chew your food slowly during mealtime, and a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that eating slowly can help to reduce feelings of hunger later in the day. The study team set out to investigate what, if any, connection exists between the rate of eating a meal and total calorie consumption, as previous research has indicated that a rapid eating rate may...

2013-12-30 08:25:01

Obesity is costing the U.S. millions of dollars in annual medical costs, and a substantial number of women are contributing to that amount--elements® fitness for Women offers a unique approach for women looking to live a healthier lifestyle. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- America has become known as an overweight country--according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 35.7 percent of U.S. adults are obese with a BMI of 30 or higher, and the annual...

2013-12-18 20:21:19

Carefully exploring bariatric surgery and other constructive steps may be the best antidote to obesity-related seasonal depression, says Dr. Feiz and Associates LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You don't have to be severely obese to suffer from holiday time blues, but the same combination of factors that can lead anyone to a fit of holiday sadness may be even more present in people with serious weight issues. Renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz - who has performed...

Stimulating Ear With Acupuncture May Help Weight Loss
2013-12-17 14:24:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stimulating the ear through acupuncture could be an effective method when trying to lose weight. The new research, published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, has found a five point stimulation of the outer ear may be better than single point at reducing abdominal fat. Ear acupuncture is based on the understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. Dr Paul Nogier first noticed that a patient’s back-ache was...

2013-12-17 11:23:16

Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research on eating disorders from the UCL Institute of Child Health (UK) in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). Using data on over 7,000 participants in the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol (UK) from when they were aged 13 and 15, the study, which was funded by the National Institute for Health...

As Waistlines Increase So To Do Health Care Costs, Says New Study
2013-12-17 06:54:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’re looking for extra motivation to shed some pounds in 2014, consider this: new research appearing in the journal Obesity has found a correlation between health care costs and increasing body mass measurements. The study, which was conducted by investigators at Duke University Medical Center, found that the financial burden associated with medical and drug claims increased gradually with each unit increase in body mass...

Mixed Messages About Eating Habits And Obesity From Children's Movies
2013-12-10 08:29:37

University of North Carolina Health Care In a world where animals often take the place of humans, sugar-sweetened beverages, exaggerated portion sizes and unhealthy snacks are common. So is TV watching, computer use and video games. But this world is not kind to those who are overweight. A panda that aspires to be a martial arts master is told he'll never make it because of his "fat butt," "flabby arms" and "ridiculous belly." A chipmunk is called "fatty ratty." A donkey is called a...