A different policy agenda from the one currently being promoted is required to tackle the global obesity epidemic. Unequal weight: equity oriented policy responses to the global obesity epidemic.
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Four in ten parents of obese children ages 6 to 11 say that their kids are actually about the right weight.
NIH to collaborate with NCNW to help African American children maintain a healthy weight.
Parents need to do more about obesity in children, since childhood obesity can lead to heart disease. Children who are overweight are at significant risk of developing heart disease as adults.
'We Can' program will expand efforts to address the epidemic of childhood overweight.
US government is working to address one of the greatest dangers to America's young people: childhood overweight and obesity.
Lack of healthy food alternatives certainly contributes to the obesity rate of residents in predominately black neighborhoods in Washington.
An innovative pediatric healthy weight toolkit will help Michigan doctors tackle one of the state's new and preventable epidemics: childhood obesity.
Three drugs recommended for long-term use anti-obesity drugs, reduced weight by less than 5kg (11 pounds).
Strategies for decreasing a child's risk for obesity often focus on improving eating habits and maintaining a high level of physical activity. While this is one way to address the issue of children's obesity, another way to reduce the risk of childhood obesity could simply come down to positive parenting.
Overweight or obese men, according to a new US study, are at greater risk of dying from prostate cancer after treatment than men who are thin.
'European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking' aims to encourage healthy eating amongst children, with a view to tackling the rising childhood obesity levels in Europe.
Obesity is more hazardous to the health of the elderly than we previously suspected.
The association between weight and causes of death can vary considerably, with obesity associated with a significantly increased mortality from cardiovascular disease.
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.