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K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition

... Project, which was designed to prevent obesity by enhancing the quality of after-school ... after-school setting is an effective place for obesity prevention. Since many schools do not provide ... and Extension Service Human Nutrition and obesity Program. ...

Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

... WINSTON-SALEM Rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled in the last 25 years, putting many ... to a report in Academic Pediatrics by an obesity expert at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of ... the fact that medically-based programs to treat obesity are needed throughout the United States and ...

The battle for CRTC2: How obesity increases the risk for diabetes

... edition of the journal Nature , explain how obesity sets the stage for diabetes and why thin people ... Montminy. It had been well established that obesity promotes insulin resistance through the ... levels. We asked whether chronic ER stress in obesity leads to abnormal activation of the fasting ...

IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids

... was associated with weight gain. Reducing obesity in children is a high priority in health care and ... and public policy makers fight childhood obesity more effectively," said the study's first author ... Bureau of Economic Research's Economic Aspects of obesity , utilized electronic medical records of visits ...

Researchers engineer metabolic pathway in mice to prevent diet-induced obesity

... In recent years, obesity has taken on epidemic proportions in developed ... methods have had little effect in reducing obesity levels, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli ... in understanding, and potentially treating, human obesity and associated diseases, such as diabetes and ...

Bolivian rainforest study suggests feeding behavior in monkeys and humans have ancient, shared roots

... is known to play a role in the development of obesity in humans, and the findings from this research ... care of captive primates, which can be prone to obesity and related health problems due to their diet. ... thought to play a significant role in the human obesity problem found in modern western societies. Our ...

Experts lay to rest long-held misconceptions about high fructose corn syrup at ILSI-USDA workshop

... high fructose corn syrup as the culprit of obesity and to rethink the myths about high fructose corn ... Not a Single Sweetener, the Likely Cause of obesity Fructose-containing sweeteners such as sugar, ... nutrition nor a meaningful solution to the obesity crisis. "In light of similarities in ...

Drinking 100 percent fruit juice is associated with lower risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome

... better insulin sensitivity and had lower risk for obesity and metabolic syndrome a cluster of conditions ... parameters. Based on the analysis, risk for obesity was 22% lower among 100% juice drinkers, while ... statistically significant. However, risk for obesity remained 14% lower among juice consumers even ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

... Developing safer, more effective drugs to fight obesity Chemical & Engineering News Safer and more effective drugs to fight obesity appear to be around the corner, but researchers ... News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. obesity is a growing epidemic that affects more than 72 ...

Annual Michael & Susan Dell lectureship in child health

... Conference Center Amphitheater in Austin. obesity expert Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.H., ... the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Childhood obesity is on the rise, according to the Centers for ... and 2003� found the prevalence of obesity increased. For children ages 2𔃃, ...

Differences in neighborhood food environment may contribute to disparities in obesity

... and "walkability" with body mass index (BMI) and obesity in New York City and found that a higher density ... follow-up studies to examine changes in diet and obesity rates in neighborhoods where new supermarkets or ... and healthy food choices may influence overall obesity rates. ...

Exposure to insecticide may play role in obesity epidemic among some women

... used up until the 1970s may play a role in the obesity epidemic in women, according to a new study ... looked at as a potential cause for the rise in obesity seen worldwide," said Janet Osuch, a professor of ... fish from polluted waters may contribute to the obesity epidemic in women." Though DDT was banned in ...

Enhanced quality of 'LIFE' through Nordic food

... world, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents has increased ... of the International Association for the Study of obesity (IASO), has received a donation of DKK 100 ... internationally in solving problems such as obesity and learning difficulties. The project also ...

Texas Obesity Research Center at UH assembles researchers to discuss obesity

... and intervention strategies. The UH Texas obesity Research Center (TORC) Conference is planned for ... high hopes that others will see the wealth of obesity research that is happening in Texas and in ... associate professor Rebecca Lee. The Texas obesity Research Center was founded in 2007 and is housed ...

Researchers uncover 'obesity gene' involved in weight gain response to high-fat diet

... be a therapeutic strategy to reduce diet-related obesity and associated disorders, such as diabetes and ... of this gene leads to resistance to fat-induced obesity and related insulin resistance and liver damage," ... diabetes and obesity. Despite the propensity for obesity from their original genes, the new mice lost ...

Decreasing insulin resistance prevents obesity-related cardiovascular damage

... disease is the biggest health threat of obesity and Medical College of Georgia researchers trying ... Center and co-director of MCG's Diabetes & obesity Discovery Institute. "That is the point where you ... aspects of nitric oxide signaling impaired in obesity and improved with reduced insulin resistance. ...

Fighting obesity and illness with a novel approach to nutrition

... principal clinical manifestations are abdominal obesity and high levels of a type of blood fat called ... the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity and other serious diseases. Humans are unable to ... the volunteers showed a partial loss of abdominal obesity and a reduction in their triglycerides levels. ...

Our microbes, ourselves

... to body weight changes associated with morbid obesity is a relevant and important clinical question ... disease, cancer and psychosocial disorders. obesity affects around 4 million Americans and, each ... microbial composition of the human gut and morbid obesity began when Dr. John DiBaise, a gastroenterologist ...

Obesity starts in the head? 6 newly discovered genes for obesity have a neural effect

... Parameters) consortium works on the discovery of obesity genes. So far, the scientists have analyzed two ... already known, it was now possible for six more obesity genes to be identified: TMEM18, KCTD15, GNPDA2, ... in brain cells. Also the previously known two obesity genes, FTO and MC4R, show a similar expression ...

Control of blood vessels a possible weapon against obesity

... vessel development in humans in order to combat obesity and diabetes. The growth of fat cells and ... of body fat in order, for instance, to combat obesity can therefore be to affect the development of ... humans, we'd open up new therapeutic avenues for obesity and metabolic diseases like diabetes." Brown ...

Brain background to body mass

... that many genetic variants implicated in obesity might affect behaviour, rather than the chemical processes of energy or fat metabolism. obesity is an increasing problem that results in ... "However, we suggest that the picture for common obesity is very similar: many or most genes associated ...

Where do the fattest Germans live?

... state of Saxony-Anhalt most often suffers from obesity and has the greatest waist circumference, ... The study found that the mean prevalence of obesity was 22.8%, with a maximum in Saxony-Anhalt ... During the last 20 years, the prevalence of obesity in Germany has increased by 39% in men and 21.2% ...

Sweetened beverage consumption increases in the US

... consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to the obesity epidemic, which affects two-thirds of adults and ... the effect of sugar-sweetened beverage intake on obesity incidence, a number of studies have linked sugar-sweetened beverage consumption to obesity and type 2 diabetes," said Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, ...

Children's National convenes first childhood obesity symposium

... WASHINGTON, DCOn Tuesday, November 25, 2008, the obesity Institute at Children's National Medical Center ... of Columbia and nationwide. Through the obesity Institute, Children's National seeks to reduce childhood obesity using a multidisciplinary approach that draws ...

Persistent pollutant may promote obesity

... throughout the animal kingdom. The rise in obesity in humans over the past 40 years parallels the ... is "plausible and provocative" to associate the obesity epidemic to chemical triggers present in the ... and similar persistent pollutants may play in the obesity epidemic is now under scrutiny. ...

15-state Southern obesity summit to focus on deadly epidemic

... those working to control and reverse our nation's obesity epidemic. Luckily this is an opportune time to ... to organizers of the annual 15-state Southern obesity Summit. The 2008 gathering will be held Nov. ... Virginia and West Virginia. Many are part of obesity "state teams" scheduled to report on programs, ...

A new weapon in the fight against obesity and diabetes

... endurance and protect against diet-induced obesity and metabolic diseases such as diabetes. A year ... exercise rarely succeed by themselves in curbing obesity and associated metabolic disorders, interest has ... the SIRT1 pathway protects from diet-induced obesity and its negative metabolic consequences by ...

Overweight mums have chubby bubs

... research has highlighted a link between childhood obesity and a mother's diet before and during pregnancy. ... the calories of the control group. "Maternal obesity and overfeeding early on in life caused ... to be published in the International Journal of obesity , also shows that pups that were undernourished ...

Scientists from Granada find a potential treatment to prevent diabetes and obesity

... new doors for the creation of new drugs against obesity and diabetes. These are the conclusions of an ... called interleukin-6 in the prevention of obesity and diabetes. Up to now, scientific evidence ... obese persons and diabetics, could be harmful for obesity and diabetes; however, this study proves exactly ...

Fructose sets table for weight gain without warning

... resistance is associated with weight gain and obesity in the face of a high-fat, high-calorie diet. obesity has been a growing problem in the U.S. and in ... in fructose consumption is related to the current obesity epidemic," Shapiro said. How it happens ...

'Color My Pyramid' nutrition education program battles obesity in DC schools

... D.C., has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the country and it is unfortunately ... its effectiveness." The epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States is growing. Results from the ... and Human Servicesfeels confident that childhood obesity can be overcome through education and parental ...

Rhode Island Hospital study finds link between obesity, type 2 diabetes and neurodegeneration

... research from Rhode Island Hospital found that obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) can ... disease (AD) the first study to show that obesity can cause neurodegeneration. The study appeared ... weight/body weight ratio, providing evidence that obesity with T2DM is sufficient to cause mild global ...

Blood pressure response to daily stress provides clues for better hypertension treatment

... more about what factors like genes, stress and obesity contribute, their synergy and novel ways to ... be effective in what individual by genotype, by obesity and other factors. What kind of treatment is ... improves. He'll also see how a high-fat diet and obesity alter the equation. Meanwhile, for about a ...

TORC at UH turns to virtual world of Second Life for new study

... The project is part of the UH Texas obesity Research Center's (TORC) International Health ... to learn about preventing and treating obesity through education, skills training and outreach. ... support for healthy living," Lee said. "Reducing obesity is an international priority, and SL provides a ...

Case Western Reserve University study looks at keeping migrant workers' children healthy

... their children are part of the growing national obesity epidemic and contribute to new interventions to ... this serious health issue. With a 41 percent obesity rate among migrant workers' childrena figure that ... between meals might be contributing to the obesity problem, said Kilanowski. Kilanowski will find ...

2 years old -- a childhood obesity tipping point?

... Over the last decade, childhood obesity has grown into an epidemic, reflected in soaring ... a pediatric research program on Friday suggested obesity prevention efforts should begin as early as age ... a "tipping point" in a progression that leads to obesity later in life. "This study suggests that ...

Obesity predisposition traced to the brain's reward system

... BOSTON (July 29, 2008) The tendency toward obesity is directly related to the brain system that is ... demonstrated a link between a predisposition to obesity and defective dopamine signaling in the ... implications in our understanding of the obesity epidemic. The notion that decreased dopamine ...

Study suggests 86 percent of Americans could be overweight or obese by 2030

... are published in the July 2008 online issue of obesity . "National survey data show that the ... illustrate the potential burden of the U.S. obesity epidemic if current trends continue. "Our ... Health. "The health care costs attributable to obesity and overweight are expected to more than double ...

Second Life a first for UH department of health and human performance

... tools. "For example, in discussions on how obesity impacts the heart, I can make a 3-D model of a ... will be offered in spring 2009. The Texas obesity Research Center (TORC), housed in the department, ... proposal to use the medium to prevent and treat obesity through education, skills training and outreach. ...

The epigenetics of increasing weight through the generations

... even heavier, resulting in amplification of obesity across generations, said Baylor College of ... successive generations of mice. "There is an obesity epidemic in the United States and it's ... that appears in the International Journal of obesity . "Why is everyone getting heavier and heavier? ...
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