Obesity and aversion to exercise have become hallmarks of modern society - and a new study suggests that a blood protein linked to these lifestyle factors may be an indicator for an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
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Adding a lifestyle intervention led by a registered dietitian to the typical care provided to obese people with type 2 diabetes does not increase overall health-care costs and may result in cost savings
Athersys has initiated a Phase I clinical trial in for ATHX-105, the company's oral, selective 5HT2c receptor agonist for treating obesity.
Obesity spreads within social networks and that the closer the social connection.
Obese girls are half as likely to attend college as non-obese girls. Girls suffering from obesity are even less likely to enter college if they attend a high school where obesity is relatively uncommon.
Vowing to "give up the pounds, not the fight," Dr. Ian Smith has created The 50 Million Pound Challenge.
The rate of obesity in the U.S. increased from 13% to 32% of the population between the 1960s and 2004.
Residents living in high-walkability neighborhoods are more likely to engage in regular moderate physical activity than residents located in a low-walkability neighbourhood.
In the physical activity and public health research arena, the interest in the immediate housing and residential neighborhood environment (e.g. crime rates, road safety, street connectivity, footpaths and cycle ways, design and maintenance of neighborhood, visibility of stairs, central shopping facilities, availability of physical recreation facilities) is relatively new.
Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a molecule the body releases when stressed, can 'unlock' Y2 receptors in the body's fat cells, stimulating the cells to grow in size and number. By blocking those receptors, it may be possible to prevent fat growth, or make fat cells die.
Families in Action, a new community-based partnership, announced a six-month obesity intervention program aimed at high-risk ethno-cultural children and their families.
The Florida Department of Health launches a comprehensive campaign to promote a free Health and Fitness Evaluation for Hispanics residing in Florida.
Obesity has become the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, according to background information in the article. Rates of obesity have continued to climb in the last decade across all age groups. Surgery for morbid obesity is currently the most effective treatment.
34 percent of kindergarten, second grade and fourth grade children in surveyed Westchester schools are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight, compared with a national average of 32.2 percent.
Expert Committee on the Assessment, Prevention and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity released recommendations for the management of overweight and obese children.
European Commission adopted a White Paper setting out a wide range of proposals on how the EU can tackle nutrition, overweight and obesity related health issues.
58.5% of Nassau residents are overweight or obese, and that Hispanics are less healthy than other ethnicities in the County.
Twenty-three percent of Chicago city's kindergartners are obese bringing urgency to nationally recognized Shaping America's Youth Town Meeting in Chicago.
While severe obesity can be accompanied by other health problems including cancer, severely obese women are likely to skip clinical breast exams, mammograms and Pap smears.
Childhood obesity: 34% of All Food Ads Targeting Children or Teens are for Candy and Snacks Half of All Ads Shown During Children's Shows are for Food.
Indiana Health Commissioner to help kick-off a two-day event to support the prevention of childhood obesity.