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.
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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.
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.
Obese and overweight children increase their food intake by more than 100% after watching food advertisements on television.
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.
Model could lead to the identification of physiological mechanisms that distinguish different types of eating disorders and to the creation of new, targeted drug therapies.
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.
Clarinol CLA reduces fat mass in particular locations on the body, without any additional exercise.
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.