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2014-02-24 08:28:05

Patient Recruitment and Enrollment Now Underway WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced that patient recruitment and enrollment are currently underway for CAMELLIA-TIMI 61, a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled outcomes trial to evaluate the effect of long-term treatment with lorcaserin HCl on the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events and new onset type 2 diabetes mellitus in obese (BMI > 30 kg/m(2)) and overweight (BMI > 27...

2014-02-20 23:29:07

A hurdle in combating the recent obesity epidemic leads to the creation of the SlimPlate System. Ace Medical Weight Loss Center offers a simple solution to overweight patients. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Many patients a physician sees in an average day are in need of losing weight. There is no doubt that the number is much higher than it was years ago, and it doesn't appear to be declining any time soon. A majority of the recent population is classified as overweight (if...

2014-02-12 23:29:28

The studies are out there, and it's clear to see, there is a link between obesity and lower back pain; a recent study links being overweight with higher chances of developing lower back pain. With each category of body mass, the risks increase dramatically. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The studies are out there, and it's clear to see, there is a link between obesity and lower back pain. In a recent study that examines the influence that physical activity has...

2014-02-10 23:23:57

Contest to Recognize Patients and Medical Professionals Florham Park, N.J. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Nestlé Health Science today announced the launch of the fifth annual OPTIFAST® "New You" weight loss contest designed to recognize the pursuit of and dedication to weight loss by patients and medical professionals. Each new year, millions of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to improve their health through weight loss. With more than one third of American adults...

2014-02-10 16:26:27

Study authors urge parents to keep kids active and strengthen bones early ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric obesity is currently an epidemic, with the prevalence having quadruped over the last 25 years. Children diagnosed with obesity can be at risk for various long-term health issues and may be putting their musculoskeletal system at risk. According to new research in the February issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), obese children who...

2014-02-07 23:22:43

New Classes Make It Easier to Lose Weight Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 When an individual is overweight or obese, that person can easily feel unhappy about his or her personal appearance. Self-confidence and body image can be negatively affected. The image other people have of that person can be affected by body weight as well, and this can have an impact on a person’s professional life and personal life. In addition, there are a number of serious health issues that are related...

2014-02-04 12:28:39

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can an obese adult's condition be pre-determined as early as five years old? A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine of over 7,000 kindergarten children found that "overweight 5 year olds were four times as likely as normal-weight children to become obese." The study reflects the experience of doctors at the Khalili Center, a multi-disciplinary bariatric and general surgery practice in Beverly Hills, CA,...

Obesity Starts In Kindergarten
2014-01-30 13:44:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Childhood obesity can begin in kindergarten, according to a new study by researchers from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. Scientists using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Growth Charts found that overweight kindergarteners were four times more likely to become obese by the 8th grade when compared to their normal-weight counterparts. The team used the CDC data and calculated each child’s...

2014-01-30 08:30:22

Annual 'Weight of the Union' Survey Indicates Current Attitudes on Health and Activity HASTINGS, Minn., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one-third of American adults today are obese according to The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, but a new survey from Anytime Fitness finds that most people don't think they are part of the problem--and those who do want to get healthier may be setting themselves up for failure from the start. (Photo:...


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