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2012-01-26 12:49:26

A patient´s body mass index (BMI) may not be the only factor at play when a physician diagnoses a patient as obese. According to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the diagnosis could also depend on the weight of your physician. Researchers examined the impact of physician BMI on obesity care and found that physicians with a normal BMI, as compared to overweight and obese physicians, were more likely to engage their obese patients in...

Exercise Labels More Effective Than Calorie Counts On Soda Cans
2011-12-16 11:11:32

Researchers attempting to find methods to keep teens from reaching for sugary sodas averaging 250 calories each, posted three different kinds of signs outside convenience stores recently. The most effective at dissuading the kids stated how many hours of exercise would be necessary to burn off the calories of those drinks. A 250-calorie soda would require roughly 40 minutes of jogging to burn off, stated the signage. This and similar facts were largely unknown to teens and while all the...

2010-05-07 13:21:45

When analyzing obesity disparities among women, socioeconomic status and social context may be more important than race, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. The authors examined race disparities in obesity among black and white women living in the same social context with similar income and compared these estimates to national data. Nationwide, black women were twice as likely to be obese...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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