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2014-01-22 20:22:25

Obesity continues to reach record levels across the globe, making the work of the first-rate team at Dr. Feiz & Associates more essential than ever. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the offices of Dr. Feiz & Associates, patients can find a surgeon who is dedicated to exhausting every option for weight loss, including sleeve gastrectomy and lap band Los Angeles. For those who qualify for a lap band or sleeve gastrectomy for Valencia or anywhere throughout LA, Dr. Feiz...

2014-01-22 11:45:33

Public health researchers from The University of Manchester have found single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight children and will not halt the global epidemic in childhood obesity. The team from Manchester Urban Collaboration of Health (MUCH), based at the University, say broader public health strategies are needed instead as obesity figures continue to rise. Obesity has now become a global epidemic affecting children,...

2014-01-16 09:59:10

Being overweight or obese does not lead to improved survival among patients with type 2 diabetes. The large-scale study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers refutes previous studies that have suggested that, for people with diabetes, being overweight or obese could lead to lower mortality for people compared with normal-weight persons—the so-called "obesity paradox." The study appears in the January 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "These data...

Researchers Identify Primary Factors Responsible For Preschool Obesity
2014-01-15 09:20:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of adequate sleep, having parents with high body mass index (BMI), and having their eating habits restricted for weight control purposes are the three most significant risk factors when it comes to childhood obesity for preschoolers, according to researchers from the University of Illinois. “We looked at 22 variables that had previously been identified as predictors of child obesity, and the three that emerged as strong...

2014-01-14 12:27:04

Eight-Year Look AHEAD Results Show 50% of Participants Kept Off 5% or More of Initial Weight Lost SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest United States weight-loss study using diet and exercise alone shows long-term weight loss is possible through intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) for weight management. These results are part of the newly released 8-year findings of the Look AHEAD study published in the January issue of Obesity, the official...

2014-01-13 20:20:50

Sorry: Why Ruben Studdard Falls Short with Weight Loss Surgery Comments LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a stint on the currently running season of the Biggest Loser, Ruben Studdard stopped by the Wendy Williams Show to promote his new album. However, his comments on the talk show last month have left many in the weight loss surgery community reeling. When asked if he'd ever get a procedure like the gastric sleeve to supplement his 112-pound weight loss, Mr....

2014-01-11 23:02:22

Paleo Burn, created by Ken Burg, teaches people how to burn body fat and have better health. A detailed Paleo Burn review on the site Vinaf.com indicates if this program is worth buying. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Paleo Burn is a new program that covers useful ways to burn body fat. It was created by Ken Burg, a person who has great passion for nutrition and fitness. Many people have learned the best way to lose weight from the program since it was released. Therefore, Amie Kim...

Weight Stigmas Demotivate The Overweight
2014-01-09 07:46:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Vermont found that presenting people who consider themselves overweight with the conventional stigmas of overweight people as lazy or self-indulgent caused them to feel less self-control when it came to eating afterward. In the study, which was published in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, young women were asked to read a phony...

2014-01-08 17:09:50

Researchers in Sweden have found an association between a person's fitness as a teenager and their risk of heart attack in later life. In a study of nearly 750,000 men, they found that the more aerobically fit men were in late adolescence, the less likely they were to have a heart attack 30 or 40 years later. The study, published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal, found that the relationship between aerobic fitness and heart attack occurred regardless of the men's body...

2014-01-08 11:18:05

A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax could help mitigate the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in India among both urban and rural populations, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. Sanjay Basu and colleagues, from Stanford University, USA, estimated that a 20% SSB tax across India could avert 11.2 million cases of overweight/obesity and 400,000 cases of type 2 diabetes between 2014 and 2023, based on the current rate of increases in SSB sales. If SSB sales were...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'