Latest Overweight Stories

2014-04-04 10:58:57

Cigarette smoking among obese women appears to interfere with their ability to taste fats and sweets, a new study shows. Despite craving high-fat, sugary foods, these women were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, which may drive them to consume more calories. M. Yanina Pepino, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Julie Mennella, PhD, a biopsychologist at the Monell Center in Philadelphia, where the research was...

2014-04-02 23:25:41

Higher priced fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in at-risk children from two to five years of age. Profs. Morrissey and Jacknowitz conclude that policies aimed at reducing the costs of fresh fruits and vegetables may be effective in promoting healthy weight outcomes among young children which in turn could have a positive effect on their longer term health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Does the price of a banana weigh in on a child’s...

2014-03-26 11:25:03

Rate of death before age 50 remains comparable to 1960s Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The life expectancy of the average American born in 2011 was 78.7 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-03-20 12:29:12

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022EpiCast Report: Overweight and Obesity - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 SummaryOverweight and obesity are characterized by abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body, which can increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Obesity is an escalating public health problem with...

Academic Performance Affected By Obesity In Girls
2014-03-12 04:50:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, teenage girls struggling with obesity could also be struggling with their academics. Researchers from the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol found that obesity in adolescent girls is linked to a lower academic attainment level throughout high school. The team examined data from nearly 6,000 children from the Avon Longitudinal Study of...

2014-03-05 14:27:24

The opening or expansion of a casino in a community is associated with increased family income, decreased poverty rates and a decreased risk of childhood overweight or obesity, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Obesity disproportionately affects children with low economic resources at the family and community levels. Few studies have evaluated whether this association is a direct effect of economic resources. "American Indian-owned casinos have resulted in increased...

2014-02-27 23:34:48

Ace Medical Weight Loss Center invites physicians everywhere to stand up against obesity. The Authorized Professional Affiliated Program uses the SlimPlate System to help patients gain their health back. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The weight loss industry brings in billions of dollars a year with a lot less physician participation than expected. A lot of people are willing to follow any plan or program that offers a glimmer of hope in helping them lose their unwanted pounds...

2014-02-27 23:34:28

People can now learn the Method of losing weight safely in just two weeks on the website How To Lose Weight In 2 Weeks. USA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 ‘How To Lose Weight’ is a major question for a sizeable proportion of the global population. The problem of obesity has become a bane for both men and women and they often look out for an effective, safe and fast solution to the overweight problem. Now, for all people suffering from the problem of overweight or obesity, the website How...

Obesity In American Children Is On The Decline: CDC Report
2014-02-26 10:57:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed evidence of a substantial decline in American obesity for children between the ages 2 and 5 years old. Published in JAMA, the new report said the obesity rate fell from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 slightly more than 8 percent in 2011-2012, a drop of 43 percent. “We continue to see signs that, for some children in this country, the scales are...

2014-02-25 23:34:21

The SlimPlate System battles obesity with portion control. Ace Medical Weight Loss Center creates affordable weight loss program for physicians and patients. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The typical scenario in a physician office is an overweight patient comes into the office who could clearly benefit from dropping a few pounds. When physicians advise weight loss to the patient, they have a deer in headlights look. The patients shake their head in frustration and explain they...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'