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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

School Competitive Food Policies Appears Tied to Neighborhood Socioeconomics

May 4, 2015 — Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, ... read more

Fat Grafting for Buttocks Augmentation: Combined Technique Gives Good Results

Apr. 30, 2015 — Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more? A Brazilian plastic surgery team has done just that, using a ... read more

Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

Apr. 29, 2015 — Demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors contribute to a major gender disparity among US men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than ... read more

Lack of Safety at School, Poverty Linked to Childhood Obesity

Apr. 28, 2015 — A lack of safety at school is one of the correlates of childhood obesity, say researchers. The researchers came to their conclusions by reviewing data provided by 1,234 Quebec youths who had just ... read more

Childhood Obesity: One Epidemic or Two?

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have compared data on contemporary children with those of the 1980's. They discovered that the rise in obesity among very young children has been largely restricted to the minority ... read more

Keeping Food Visible Throughout the House Is Linked to Obesity

Apr. 28, 2015 — Researchers have identified two seemingly unrelated but strong predictors of obesity: having low self-esteem related to one’s weight, and keeping food visibly available around the house, outside ... read more

Maternal Overweight, Obesity Increases Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children When Neither Parent Has Diabetes

Apr. 27, 2015 — A study of more than 1.2 million children in Sweden has concluded that children of parents with any type of diabetes are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes (T1D), and that maternal overweight and ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium ... read more

Musculoskeletal Outcomes from Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

Apr. 27, 2015 — Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in a recent study have been presented by researchers. Investigators note that while pediatric obesity is more ... read more

Just an Hour of TV a Day Linked to Unhealthy Weight in Kindergartners

Apr. 26, 2015 — Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each ... read more

Strength Vs. Endurance: Does Exercise Type Matter in the Fight Against Obesity?

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers look at which form of exercise -- strength, endurance or a combination of both -- work best in tandem with diet to reduce weight and change body composition among obese study ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new way that brown fat, a potential obesity-fighting target, is regulated in the body has been discovered by researchers.. This finding gives researchers and weight-loss companies a possible ... read more

Alginate-Enriched Bread Shown to Reduce Fat Digestion and Absorption in Patients With NAFLD

Apr. 23, 2015 — Alginate-enriched bread has the potential to inhibit fat digestion and circulatory lipids in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver ... read more

Sugar and Carbs, Not Physical Inactivity, Behind Surge in Obesity, Say Experts

Apr. 22, 2015 — Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts. It is time to bust myth that anyone -- including athletes -- can outrun a bad diet, they ... read more

Clinical Studies Show 'CHORI-Bar' Results in Broad Scale Health Improvements

Apr. 22, 2015 — A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A study of two protocols for the treatment of childhood obesity finds that both were successful in limiting one-year weight gain in obese children. Both interventions use information technology to ... read more

New Research Shows How to Tackle Obesity

Apr. 17, 2015 — One size does not fit all when it comes to tackling obesity, according to a new study. Researchers looking at how to tackle England's country's obesity issue and found that currently ... read more

How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits in a Child: Start Early and Eat Your Vegetables

Apr. 17, 2015 — A healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional ... read more

Obesity Significantly Increases Prostate Cancer Risk in African-American Men

Apr. 16, 2015 — Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases ... read more

Being Underweight in Middle Age Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Apr. 9, 2015 — Middle-aged people who are underweight (with a Body Mass Index [BMI] less than 20 kg/m2) are a third more likely to develop dementia than people of similar age with a healthy BMI, according to new ... read more

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