Navigation Links
Study finds overweight teens want to lose weight, going about it the wrong way
Date:10/31/2011

About 14 percent of Philadelphia's high school students are considered overweight, and while a myriad of research has been published on what schools, communities and parents can do to help curb these rates, very little information exists on what the teens themselves are doing to lose weight.

Research led by public health doctoral candidate Clare Lenhart has found that while most obese teens in Philadelphia report wanting to lose weight, their actions are more of a hindrance than a help.

In an analysis of findings from the Philadelphia Youth Risk Behavioral Survey, Lenhart and colleagues organized data from nearly 44,000 adolescents into different types of health behaviors, such as: recent smoking; amount of weekly physical activity; daily soda consumption; and hours per day playing video games.

While most of the obese teens reported trying to lose weight (about 75 percent), this group was also more likely to report smoking. In addition, females trying to lose weight were more likely to report participating in 60 minutes or more of physical activity per day; however, data showed that these females were also prone to consume soda on a daily basis regular, not diet. Males who were trying to lose weight were more likely to report having no days of physical activity, and also reported playing more than three hours of video games per day.

"From a health education standpoint, finding out that three-quarters of students who are obese want to lose weight is exactly what we want," said Lenhart. "But the behavior they're engaging in is puzzling; it's counterproductive to what they're trying to do."

While the researchers aren't sure whether teens realize this behavior is counterproductive, Lenhart suggests there could be a lack of information on the teens' part. "For example, among the girls who are exercising, they may not realize that one soda could undo that 30-minute walk they just took."

She's encouraged that so
'/>"/>

Contact: Renee Cree
rencree@temple.edu
215-204-6522
Temple University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Many radiologists disagree on management of incidental findings, study finds
2. Handheld Metal Detectors Dont Seem to Affect Pacemakers: Study
3. Study shows no increased risk of breast cancer for non-carriers in families with BRCA gene mutation
4. The freshman 15 is just a myth, nationwide study reveals
5. First-of-its-kind study creates new tool for targeted cancer drug development
6. Study finds community counseling reduced the prevalence of TB on a budget
7. Practice Doesnt Always Make Perfect, Study Suggests
8. NYUCN receives $4.2 million NIH/NIDA grant to study injecting drug users in Kenya
9. NYUCN receives $2.8 million NIH/NIAID grant to study combination HIV prevention for Kenyan youth
10. Study finds no link between elderly patient activity and hospital falls
11. UT study looks at manual wheelchair use, exercise and calorie burning
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2015)... NY (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... results and include treating the localized area with stretching, soft tissue manipulation. Platelet ... neutral pelvic position have shown through research to improve treatment outcomes. This ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... announcing its decision to make the purchase of CPAP equipment more affordable by offering ... offer includes all types of CPAP products and orders of any size. My Cpap ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... For Dallas, the time is nearing for the annual ... Tenet Health. , The American Heart Association hosts their well-known Heart Walk to raise ... together, a difference can be made. Walkers can participate in the cause and someone ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... those who might personally be struggling with chemical dependency, may be able to ... Drug Rehabilitation, a results-driven holistic treatment center for addiction located in Western Michigan. ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Neb. (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... Medical ... the 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and ... , Now in its eighth year, the Best Places to Work in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NEW APPROACH for Treatment of Recurrent Hamstring Strains and Hamstring Tendinosis is Available for the First Time in NYC 2Health News:NEW APPROACH for Treatment of Recurrent Hamstring Strains and Hamstring Tendinosis is Available for the First Time in NYC 3Health News:My Cpap Store Now Offering Delivery Special 0 Cost to You 2Health News:North Central Surgical Center’s Subsidiary Participates in Walk 2Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Releases New Video Outlining Patients' Personal Recovery Stories 2Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Releases New Video Outlining Patients' Personal Recovery Stories 3Health News:Medical Solutions Recognized as One of 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2Health News:Medical Solutions Recognized as One of 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare 3
... television campaign is being launched in Australia to encourage the ... to avoid getting chubby or obese. One in three ... spend six million Australian dollars (US $4.5 million) in its ... receive that important message about the value of exercise, the ...
... are coming to India for the sake of low ... reducing the waistline, rhinoplasty, and breast improvements are very ... in the UK every year. ,Recent ... Surgeons revealed that breast enlargement topped the list of ...
... has said that there is a severe shortage of specialist ... jeopardy. // The report also called for 1,000 consultants to ... ,The report said that the problem was that O&G ... careers would progress when they opted for this specialty. The ...
... of Lords committee report has revealed that about 90% ... have not actually been tested on children. Drugs like ... prescribed to children in spite of them not being ... being given to children have not undergone proper tests ...
... path breaking news that suggests possible links between ... D levels in the mother during pregnancy and ... disorder, according to the research report, although it remains to ... hold the clues that will help unravel this potential link ...
... University in England have revealed that if patients who are ... to scale down the risk of blood clots, // as ... change the doses of warfarin, also known as Coumadin, according ... dying within two years, which can be reduced by about ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:More People Come To India For Cosmetic Surgery 2Health News:Sunny Side Up - Vitamin-D deficiency linked to Schizophrenia 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) today ... OTC brands from GSK in an all cash transaction ... demonstration of Perrigo,s unique ability to maximize brand value ... countries.  Perrigo Chairman, President and CEO ... to complete this transaction, which clearly demonstrates our ability ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH ... (NASDAQ: MYL ) today announced that its ... Company plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) and ... Perrigo,s shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting of ... of two-thirds of the votes cast at the extraordinary general ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... India , August 28, 2015 ... Oils), Livestock (Pork/Swine, Poultry, Ruminant, and Aquaculture), & by Region ... , Asia-Pacific , and Rest of the ... MarketsandMarkets, The global market for Eubiotics was valued at USD ... 7.05 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.4% from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 4Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 2Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 3Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 4Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 5Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 6Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 7Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 8Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 9Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 2Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 3Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 4Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 5
The opaque outer circle will white-out even the darkest iris, making your pupil the only spot of black in a sea of white....
This camouflaging lens features the solid black stripes of the lightning fast African zebra, on a white iris background....
Medpor Sphere Inserter. The Inserter is provided as a value added item to Medpor Orbital Implants....
Reusable blunt cannula with luer hub. Cannula length is 32 mm....
Medicine Products: