News tagged with obesity epidemic
Related topics: obesity , childhood obesity , body mass index , weight gain , children
(HealthDay) -- Little girls from troubled homes are more likely to be obese at age 5 than girls from happier ones, new research shows.
Health Apr 16, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Approximately 20 percent of adolescents in the U.S. today are obese or overweight. With the number of obese and overweight younger children close behind, this epidemic has lasting implications for the ...
Health Apr 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The scope of the obesity epidemic in the United States has been greatly underestimated, according to a study published Apr. 2 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Researchers found that the Body Mass Index (BMI) substantially under- ...
Health Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A Web-based interactive anthology will provide psychologists, economists, anthropologists, sociologists and other scientists with the latest research methods and tools to address emerging challenges in public health, such ...
Health Mar 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- The costs of the obesity epidemic to the United States and the economic value of curbing it are not captured fully by current methods, according to a new report.
Health Mar 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Obesity is described today as a global epidemic. If no action is taken, a billion people will be overweight by 2030. This is an acute challenge to our society, says researcher Claes Held.
Health Mar 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The levels of the environmental pollutant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that mothers had in their blood during pregnancy increased the risk of obesity in their daughters at 20 years of age. The findings come from a recent ...
Overweight and Obesity Feb 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Is fructose being unfairly blamed for the obesity epidemic? Or do we just eat and drink too many calories?
Health Feb 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 2
Everything you know about dieting is wrong, say US scientists who have devised a new formula for calculating calories and weight loss that they hope will revolutionize the way people tackle obesity.
Health Feb 20, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (6) | 8
An editorial authored by University of Cincinnati (UC) diabetes researchers to be published in the Feb. 7, 2012, issue of the journal Cell Metabolism sheds light on the biological factors contributing to rising rates of obe ...
Medical research Feb 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Brown adipose tissue (often known as brown fat) is a specialized tissue that burns calories to generate body heat in rodents and newborn humans, neither of which shiver.
Medical research Jan 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
To fully understand the causes of the obesity epidemic in Aboriginal children requires an understanding of the unique social and historical factors that shape the Aboriginal community. A review article published in Applied Ph ...
Health Jan 24, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
Doris Chang limits her three sons' intake of sweets and doesn't feed them any processed or frozen food. At their Manhattan Beach, Calif., home, she monitors the boys' time in front of the television and keeps them busy with ...
Health Jan 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors have known for years that the incidence of deadly liver cancer is on the rise, but what is causing that trend has remained a mystery. Two recent Mayo Clinic studies published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Pr ...
Cancer Jan 03, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The poor diet of shift workers should be considered a new occupational health hazard, according to an editorial published in this month's PLoS Medicine. The editorial draws on previous work published in the journal, which ...
Health Dec 27, 2011 | not rated yet | 5