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2014-01-15 23:27:27

A study conducted by Queendom.com and PsychTests.com with their Diet & Weight Loss Test indicates that women who are unhappy with their body are resorting to unhealthy and sometimes extreme ways to lose weight. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 It may not come as a surprise that a lot of women don’t like their body, but the extremes that some are willing to go to lose weight may be a bit shocking, according to the latest study by Queendom.com. Of the 1,252 women in...

Healthy Body Weight: What’s Yours?
2013-02-18 17:48:53

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the last few decades, increasing emphasis has been placed on having and maintaining a healthy body weight. Yet as the trend towards skyrocketing obesity in the US indicates, this is a struggle for many people, in part because maintaining a healthy body weight requires great effort, but also because many simply don´t know what exactly their healthy body weight is. The first step toward finding a healthy body weight is...

2013-01-22 13:41:14

Two aspects of perfectionism are involved in body dissatisfaction and the development of eating disorders, according to a study of over a thousand women published this week in BioMed Central's open access journal, Journal of Eating Disorders. Adaptive perfectionism is high standards driving a person towards achieving a goal body image, and maladaptive perfectionism is concerned with mistakes and other people's opinions. The finding indicates that both are involved in heightened concerns...

2013-01-16 22:30:53

Obese and overweight people are gaining weight rapidly in low-and middle-income countries while those who are severely undernourished are not experiencing similar weight gains, according to a University of Toronto and Harvard School of Public Health study. This growing divide may force governments in the developing world to care for people who fall dramatically short on their calorie intake while simultaneously treating health problems associated with obesity, including diabetes and heart...

2012-10-03 10:20:35

Both obesity and under-nutrition are common in women and children from the Western Sahara living in refugee camps in Algeria, highlighting the need to balance both obesity prevention and management with interventions to tackle under-nutrition in this population, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The authors, led by Carlos Grijalva-Eternod and Andrew Seal from the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, surveyed 2005 households in...

2012-08-23 06:24:17

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Many obese Americans say they face discrimination and stigma because of their weight, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll released today. And the levels of stigma rise along with weight, and affect both people's working and social lives. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO) Fifty-two percent of people who fell into the "obese" or "morbidly obese" categories believe they have been discriminated against...

2012-07-05 10:26:20

Insufficient progress has been made in most developing countries to meet the United Nations' target of halving the proportion of children who suffer from hunger by 2015 compared with 1990 levels, according to a systematic analysis of data on children's height and weight, published today in the Lancet. Although the nutritional status of children under five has improved overall since 1985, one in five infants and children in developing countries is still moderately or severely underweight,...

2012-04-19 20:21:56

The study has been published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Obese women run the risk of problems during pregnancy, labor and complications for the baby's health. A new study of more than 3000 expectant mothers confirms this, and also reveals that being underweight also has specific complications. Researchers at University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, in Granada, have identified the risks in pregnancy related specifically to obesity and have compared them to...

2012-01-18 00:15:00

Protica has announced the release of a new product intended to help consumers who are looking to gain weight. Whitehall, PA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Protica has announced the release of a new product intended to help consumers who are looking to gain weight. The need to lose weight is a problem that millions of Americans face every day, however people do not often hear about the need to gain weight. In fact, there are many people who need to gain weight for medical reasons, as well as...

2011-11-17 10:14:48

A survey of more than 33,000 Italian high school students reveals that both underweight and overweight teens consume 20 to 40% more illegal drugs than their normal-weight peers. Further analysis showed that the relationship between these two factors was largely mediated by psychosocial factors such as self-esteem, parents' educational level, and friendships. Based on these results, the authors conclude that abnormal weight and substance abuse are not directly related in a cause-effect...