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Kaiser Permanente and the Golden State Warriors are teaming up to help fight childhood obesity with a video game that teaches kids to get active and an education outreach program in Bay Area schools.
Academic analysis identifies three barriers to combating obesity in America: unrealistic definitions of success, negative perceptions of treatment, and the stigma of obesity.
Science has found one likely contributor to the way that some folks eat to live and others live to eat. Researchers at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, have found that people with genetically lower dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps make behaviors and substances more rewarding, find food to be more reinforcing than people without that genotype. In short, they are more motivated to eat and they eat more.
New Measure In New York City In An Effort To Fight Obesity Requires Restaurants with 15 or More Outlets to Post Calories on Menus and Menu Boards.
The overweight and obese may lose months from their lifespans.
With adult and childhood obesity figures reaching alarming totals, UniCare Health Plan continues to be an innovator for solutions.
IBM plans to launch a program that will offer employees monetary incentive to have their children participate in obesity education, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The program, scheduled to begin next year, will pay $150 to workers who sign up a child who completes a 12-week online program of diet and exercise training. The program is open to all children, and IBM says it does not look at the health information submitted by employees.
The Campaign to End Obesity is calling on the U.S. Senate to incorporate the Fitness Integrated with Teaching Kids Act as it reauthorizes the No Child Left Behind Act.
Childhood obesity is a serious issue with many health and social consequences that often continue into adulthood.
FDA approved Ethicon Endo-Surgery's REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band, a surgical implant for weight reduction and improvement in obesity-related health conditions.
While obesity has been shown to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, being overweight in old age does not lead to memory problems.
Severe obesity and obesity-related problems arei the major medical problem associated with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Eating disorders among adolescent girls and boys can have substantial negative impact on their health and lead to dangerous weight-control behaviors.
Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers announced a new partnership with the state of Pennsylvania to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity.
Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) calls on insurers and employers to increase access to the treatments of obesity and morbid obesity.
Obese individuals who undergo bariatric surgery are less likely to die from heart disease.
Long-term total mortality after gastric bypass surgery was significantly reduced, particularly deaths from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Bariatric surgery for severe obesity is associated with long-term weight loss and decreased overall mortality.