The National Institutes of Health has established the We Can City Program to assist towns and cities across the nation in mobilizing their communities to prevent childhood overweight and obesity.
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As evidence accumulates for an association between obesity and frailty, a dialogue must begin regarding the consequences of rising obesity rates for the aging population.
Individuals suffering from obesity appear more likely to file workers' compensation claims for injuries on the job
Childhood obesity: school playgrounds and athletic facilities can be important tools in the fight against childhood obesity.
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Childhood obesity may be associated with a condition known as otitis media with effusion, which consists of fluid build-up in the middle ear space without symptoms of acute ear infection.
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At a time when childhood obesity is rising at an alarming rate, children are now facing one of the most important challenges of their lives: embracing a fit lifestyle that will provide the foundation for a healthy future.
Liposuction and tummy tucks are inappropriate procedures for weight loss and obesity treatment.
New research discover the role of activity in fighting childhood obesity, as children are getting fatter and that both a poor diet and a lack of exercise are to blame.
Weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass surgery, can lead to a vitamin deficiency that can cause memory loss and confusion, inability to coordinate movement, and other problems.
Rochester study connects common chemicals to rising obesity rates.
Fat in the belly may be an important promoter of inflammation.
Obesity surgery risks include greater chance of heart attack, wound infection, nerve injury and urinary tract infection after the weight loss surgery.
Obese patients tend to have a higher prevalence of total hip replacements due to a higher incidence of hip osteoarthritis.
The European Charter on Counteracting Obesity, the first of its kind in this area, is being launched in Copenhagen.
Children in population-dense regions who live around green parks and lawns may be less likely to be overweight.
The intragastric balloon also significantly raised the risk of stomach ulcers and inflammation.
Obesity study among rural children in Head Start programs discovers that those from families in which English is the second language are at higher risk for being overweight.\n
The fight against obesity in a new series of TV advertisements.