Navigation Links
Junk Food, TV Driving Kids to Obesity
Date:9/25/2007

niversity of Michigan found that 83 percent of high schools and 67 percent of middle schools now have contracts with a soft drink manufacturer. Revenues from such contracts are modest -- about $500 a year on average for middle schools and about $6,000 for high schools. The study found that Hispanic children were most likely to consume soft drinks.
  • Fewer schools provide students with opportunities to increase their levels of physical activity. In another study from the University of Michigan, researchers found that while almost nine in 10 eighth-graders must participate in physical education, that number drops to just two in 10 by 12th grade. Participation rates were lower for black and Hispanic children, according to the study.
  • Low-income, minority neighborhoods are more likely to have fast-food restaurants compared to high-income, predominantly white neighborhoods, according to researchers from the University of Illinois.
  • One in four TV commercials seen by teens are food ads, according to another University of Illinois study. The most common ads were for fast-food, beverages and sweets. Black adolescents saw about 14 percent more food ads than did their white peers, according to the study.
  • The availability of a large, chain supermarket was associated with a lower body mass index (BMI) in teens. In contrast, high availability of convenience stores was associated with a higher BMI, according to a study done by researchers from both the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan.
  • "The environment a lot of our kids live in is just plain unhealthy," said Dr. Goutham Rao, clinical director of the weight management and wellness center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and author of Child Obesity: A Parent's Guide to a Fit, Trim and Happy Child. "Human beings will eat what's easily available and will do what requires the least effort, so if you live where there's no fresh fruit availa
    '/>"/>

    Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
    All rights reserved

    Page: 1 2 3 4

    Related medicine news :

    1. Kids To Junk Unhealthy Food, Take Up Fitness
    2. Indian Health Ministry To Ban Junk Food, Colas In Schools
    3. China to "salvage" Reputation on Food, Drug Safety
    4. Safe Driving Is Possible For Older People If They Are Prepared
    5. New Drug Found To Improve Driving Performance In Young Adults With ADHD
    6. Driving While Using A Mobile Phone May Be Dangerous
    7. Research on Effect of Party Pills on Driving
    8. Driving Drunk or on Drugs is on the Rise among Teens
    9. Parkinsons Disease Affects Driving
    10. Cell Phones and Driving
    11. Sleeping Pills can Sometimes Cause sleep-driving and Allergic Reactions - FDA
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:7/31/2014)... Reserve University medical and nursing school researchers hope ... patients who participate in clinical trials, a critical ... preventions. , For various reasonsincluding a lack of ... of cancer patients take part in trials of ... cancer patients who are eligible still don,t enroll, ...
    (Date:7/31/2014)... Thousands of independent community pharmacists, ... have come together today to kick off ThoughtSpot ... , "ThoughtSpot 2014 is Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual ... to help their businesses thrive," stated AJ Caffentzis, ... long-standing commitment to independent community pharmacies, and at ...
    (Date:7/31/2014)... India (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Web ... an ISO 9001:2008 certified internet marketing firm, has recently ... order to make this service affordable for everyone, the ... of the service. , Web Programming Services has ... the world of brochure designing and likely expectations of ...
    (Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Recently, Agebc.com, a ... dresses, has revealed its new selection of trendy mother ... them are offered at promotional prices now, up to 68% ... line by adding the new range of mother of the ... to the international clients. So far, our online shop has ...
    (Date:7/31/2014)... Calif., July 31, 2014 -- A new study by ... that a peptide called caerulein can convert existing cells ... 1 diabetes-insulin-producing beta cells. The study, published online July ... a new approach to treating the estimated 3 million ... living with type 1 diabetes. , "We have found ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:$1.6 million NCI grant to CWRU trains nurses to increase participation in clinical trials 2Health News:$1.6 million NCI grant to CWRU trains nurses to increase participation in clinical trials 3Health News:Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s ThoughtSpot Begins Today with Record Attendance 2Health News:Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s ThoughtSpot Begins Today with Record Attendance 3Health News:Web Programming Services Introduces Affordable Brochure Designing Service 2Health News:Mother of the Bride Dresses Now Available With Great Discounts at Agebc.com 2Health News:A new way to generate insulin-producing cells in Type 1 diabetes 2
    ... with four additional law suits, after the Liver Transplant Program ... ,Orange county Superior court has been a witness ... died just waiting for the transplants; the fourth, a patient ... program transparent to gross mismanagement has to also battle the ...
    ... are on tenterhooks, preventing the spread of the deadly virus H5N1, ... Eastern past of France. // The farm in Versailleux,on Thursday, that ... the lake where wild ducks were among the first to get ... ,This is perhaps the first time that a European Union farm ...
    ... prison in Guantanamo Bay to force feed the prisoners ... // through their noses has raised controversies among medical ... the fundamental principles of medical ethics. ,In ... targeted at extension of co-operation by the detainees. A ...
    ... mosquito-borne disease for which there is no known cure or ... of La Reunion Island // on Indian Ocean. As Nearly ... Xavier Bertrand, French Health Minister. ,More than 130, ... mortalities could be related directly or indirectly to the epidemic ...
    ... and unwholesomeness of visually appetizing foods, sugar coated cereals ... food strategies,// and yo-yo to consumer palettes, dictated by ... to keep heart disease and cancer at bay. ... a nutrition expert at the University of Maryland, ...
    ... offered insights into why Africans have an increased susceptibility ... compared to whites. // Worldwide, approximately more than ... 2 million people die due to the same every ... to official sources, the incidence of TB is eight ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medical Ethics Violated By Prison Officials In Guantanamo Bay 2Health News:Wholly Ingrained: White or Brown? Food War Going Racist? Get to the Heart of the Matter 2Health News:Vitamin D May Help In Fight Against Tuberculosis 2
    (Date:7/31/2014)... Carolina , 31. Juli 2014 ... Miami bekanntgegeben, um die ... Zentral- und Lateinamerika zu erfüllen. Die neu ausgebaute ... biologische Proben und für die Zusammenlegung von Sendungen ... wird zusätzliche Lagerkapazität bereitstellen.   Logo ...
    (Date:7/31/2014)... NOTTINGHAM, England , July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... ) today announced that its subsidiary, Molecular Profiles ... that will support pharmaceutical and biotech drug developers ... Profiles, pharmaceutical development services will be supported by ... (DMPK) to give clients a smarter route into ...
    (Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company will ... its partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation (Asahi Kasei). ... submission of a regulatory application to the Japanese ... ® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Marken erweitert regionales Logistikzentrum in Miami 2Columbia Laboratories' Subsidiary, Molecular Profiles, Strikes Alliance With Xenogesis 2Columbia Laboratories' Subsidiary, Molecular Profiles, Strikes Alliance With Xenogesis 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 4Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces XIAFLEX Milestone: Partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation Completes Regulatory Submission For Dupuytren's Contracture In Japan 5
    The first book to translate key medical data into clear guidelines capturing the highest treatment standards for heart disease....
    ... Reviews enable all those involved with healthcare ... the very latest evidence in their field ... harder each year as the volume of ... by delivering the best single source available ...
    ... topics included: Ergogenic aids, anabolic steroids, ... swimming, skiing, tennis, common sports problems, ... cardiology for athletes, exercise, exercise (treadmill) ... injuries, heat-related illness, acclimatization, neuropraxia, overtraining ...
    Pocket Sports Medicine is the result of a collaboration between outstanding Editors and Contributors. The program covers the field so that both specialists and general orthopedists will find expert g...
    Medicine Products: