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2008-05-01 00:45:00

Men have higher body mass the more educated they are -- except in United States A new comparison of multi-national data, released this month, reveals that highly educated women have a healthier average weight than less educated women, but that the meaning of "healthier" changes according to a nation's relative wealth. In countries where malnutrition is prevalent, better-educated women weigh more. But in wealthier countries "” with rapidly growing rates of obesity "”...

2007-11-28 14:47:34

One in two overweight college students envision an ideal body that is still bigger than the recommended upper limit, a new study suggests. "About half of the overweight women, and more than half of overweight men we surveyed have an ideal weight that would keep them classified as overweight," said lead study author Lori Neighbors, a registered dietician and assistant professor of nutrition at Cornell University in New York. Neighbors showed students a pictured scale of...

2006-04-06 22:35:00

NEW YORK -- Women who gain very little weight or a lot of weight during pregnancy have an increased risk of having a preterm delivery, regardless of their weight before pregnancy, new research shows. Dr. Patricia M. Dietz of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues examined the effects of pregnancy weight gain on preterm delivery. They used data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, collected in 21 states, which included 113,802 women who...

2006-03-20 18:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Being underweight - as evidence by a low body mass index (BMI) -- before pregnancy raises the risk of pre-term birth in black and Hispanic women to a greater extent than in white women, new research shows. Being underweight also increases the risk of vaginal inflammation in black women. "These data suggest that there are racial differences in how nutritional status, as represented by BMI, might influence...the risk of spontaneous pre-term birth," Drs. Hyagriv N....

2006-03-02 09:25:34

By Mike Dolan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malnutrition, and not just a lack of food, costs poor countries up to 3 percent of annual economic output and must be tackled as a root cause of child mortality and stunted economic development, a World Bank report said on Thursday. Citing "shocking" figures showing nearly half the children in India's booming economy are undernourished, compared with a quarter of those in sub-Saharan Africa, the report said malnourished children are at risk of...

2005-12-27 13:48:55

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young girls with eating disorders whose growth is stunted by undernutrition may achieve catch-up growth in height if they regain weight soon enough -- but it takes several years, a new study shows. The findings come from a Swedish study of girls who began losing weight before they started their menstrual periods. "The current investigation shows that catch-up growth is achieved in underweight and growth-retarded girls with eating disorders once nutritional...

2005-10-26 14:21:39

A new study by global market research firm, TNS, reinforces growing alarm among health and nutrition professionals that Australia is in the grips of rising levels of excess weight, risking future diabetes, heart disease and cancer epidemics and increasing mental illness in the community. The on-line study of 506 Australian women aged 15 or more shows an alarming two thirds (67%) are overweight based on their height and weight (BMI), with four in ten (39%) obese. Eight in ten women (79%)...

2005-06-06 01:25:00

CHICAGO "“ How adolescents perceive their body weight may be more important than their actual weight in terms of increased likelihood of suicidal thoughts and attempts, according to a study in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The percentage of U.S. adolescents who are overweight has tripled during the past 20 years, from five percent in 1980 to 15 percent by 2000, according to background information in the article....

2004-12-01 03:00:12

One group of people in America might want to ignore all the warnings about the obesity epidemic: people older than 60. After that age, stop dieting, experts say. Losing weight by not eating is dangerous for elders, so much so that even nursing homes have stopped serving diets that could promote weight loss, they say. If you want to lose weight, then exercise, but don't stop eating. A few things to remember: Dropping weight for younger people means an effort to reduce body fat. But for...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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