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The Dannon Company Awards The I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center the Fourth Annual Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant

... to present a series of films on fitness and obesity throughout the upcoming year. The JCC will also ... of the grant. "We often read that obesity is a critical issue among children and the best ... "With recent statistics showing that obesity is one of the top public health challenges facing ...

Slide Into Debt Could Bring Wider Waistline

... FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- obesity rates may increase along with rising financial ... the participants, and the link between debt and obesity "was not explained by components of traditional ... More information Find out how to fight obesity at the American Heart Association . ...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... three remaining Phase 3 trials in the Contrave obesity Research, or COR, program met their co-primary ... the Contrave profile and allow Orexigen to offer obesity treatments to a broader range of patients. ... regulatory approval for, and effectively treat obesity with, Contrave and Empatic. The inclusion of ...

America Takes on the Challenge to Fight Obesity

... has now confirmed that America is in a national obesity crisis. More than one out of three Americans is ... the nation's healthcare crisis. "America's obesity epidemic requires a multi-faceted approach ... the free accessible tools they need to combat obesity at 50MillionPounds.com . In addition, the ...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

... it causes the disease or is simply a marker for obesity is unclear ,, WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 ... these genes expressed more in the framework of obesity or not? Clearly, obesity is the main risk factor for type 2 diabetes. ...

Ten Professional Societies Join Forces to Develop Obesity Medicine Certification Examination

... societies have united to jointly develop an obesity Medicine Physician Certification (OMPC) ... establishing an examination was initiated by The obesity Society in 2008 with an expected completion in ... Steering Committee and President of The obesity Society, "Approximately two-thirds of adults and ...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Recent Developments

... modification and LOrcaserin Second Study for obesity Management), the second of two pivotal trials ... modification and Lorcaserin for Overweight and obesity Management in Diabetes Mellitus), a one-year ... modification and Lorcaserin for Overweight and obesity Management), the first of two pivotal trials ...

More Kids Becoming Severely Obese

... In the last 25 years, rates of severe childhood obesity in the United States have tripled, putting ... 19 years, and found that the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 0.8 percent in the period from 1976 to 1980 to 3.8 percent in 1999 to 2004. Severe obesity correlates to a body mass index that's equal to ...

Kaiser Permanente Honored for Efforts to Combat Obesity With 2009 Pioneering Innovation Award at Weight of the Nation Conference

... Control and Prevention for its groundbreaking obesity prevention efforts. The award will be presented ... D.C., the CDC's inaugural conference on obesity prevention and control. The award ... Kaiser Permanente's industry-leading approach to obesity prevention and management, which includes: ...

CDC Recognizes Innovative Obesity Prevention and Control Initiatives With Weight of the Nation Awards

... and control obesity. With rising rates of obesity in adults, particularly those from certain racial ... economic, social and cultural shifts toward obesity prevention and control. Awardees are: ... to reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015 and to empower children nationwide to ...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Holds Metabolic Surgery Scientific Forum Featuring Research By Top Scientists

... and collaboration play in the fight against obesity - a fight that will require treatment options ... Seeley discussed his research on the biology of obesity and the role of the central nervous system in ... He said new treatments for Type 2 diabetes and obesity may be able to alter the function of fat tissue ...

More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts

... TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- obesity in the United States now carries the hefty price ... health care system $93 billion a year. So ending obesity would save our health care system 50 percent more ... it would be a national crisis. But because it's obesity and the damage doesn't come until later in life, ...

Highmark Provides Pediatricians With Resources to Combat Childhood Obesity

... PITTSBURGH, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity causes lifelong illness, leads to serious health ... addition to its significant human toll, childhood obesity alone costs the nation's health care system some ... annually. To address the continued tide of obesity in children, Highmark is providing a new ...

Almost 10 Percent of U.S. Medical Costs Tied to Obesity

... MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- obesity in the United States now carries the hefty price ... in Washington, D.C. Between 1998 and and 2006, obesity rates in the United States increased 37 percent ... increase, he said. "For Medicare, the costs of obesity are about 72 percent greater just for ...

Study Estimates Medical Cost of Obesity May Be As High as $147 Billion Annually

... 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health cost of obesity in the United States is as high as $147 billion ... of all annual medical costs that are due to obesity increased from 6.5 percent in 1998 to 9.1 percent ... to help communities tackle the problem of obesity through programs and policies that promote ...

1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

... finds that the news is not all bad: The childhood obesity epidemic does seem to be leveling off among ... from low-income families, the prevalence of obesity increased from 12.4 percent in 1998 to 14.5 ... we are actually seeing a stabilization of obesity rates," said report co-author Laurence M. ...

Healthcare Reform Starts at Home

... Trust for America's Health (TFAH) indicates that obesity rates continued to rise last year, despite ... issue. TFAH makes recommendations for addressing obesity in health reform and calls out an increase in ... diet and activity are key elements in overcoming obesity and its associated conditions. Together, APA and ...

-Contrave(R) Obesity Research Phase 3 Program Meets Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints; Exceeds FDA Efficacy Benchmark for Obesity Treatments-

... exciting new era in the treatment of the global obesity epidemic where drug therapies may play an ... investigational medication for the treatment of obesity believed to have a unique mechanism of action ... has the potential to be the first treatment for obesity to target both of these reward centers in the ...

Blacks Have Highest Obesity Rates in U.S.

... THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The obesity epidemic in the United States is hitting ... Blacks have a 51 percent greater prevalence of obesity than whites, and Hispanics have 21 percent greater obesity prevalence than whites, according to researchers ...

Ben-Gurion U. researchers identify how stressed fat tissue malfunctions

... Metab. 2009; 94:2507-251) "Fat tissue in obesity is dysfunctional, yet, the processes that cause ... is unknown how fat cells 'translate' stresses in obesity into dysfunction," said Dr. Assaf Rudich, senior ... compared with those of leaner people, those with obesity predominantly characterized by accumulation of ...

Childhood obesity link to parents

... published today in the International Journal of obesity indicates that girls whose mothers are ... the key to unravelling the causes of the current obesity epidemic affecting children in the UK. The ... findings could turn our thinking on childhood obesity dramatically on its head. Money and resources ...

Parsippany Takes Top Honors in New Jersey's First-Ever Toxic Waistlines Contest

... Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) obesity Alliance ( www.stopobesityalliance.org ) and ... reducing health care and other costs secondary to obesity and inactivity. The MWC supports mayors as ... campaign and are working aggressively to decrease obesity rates and increase the overall health of their ...

The Obesity Society Selects Executive Vice President

... Md., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The obesity Society, the leading professional and scientific ... Executive Vice President. Ms. Dea comes to The obesity Society with an accomplished record in nonprofit ... According to Robert Kushner, MD, President of The obesity Society, "We're excited to bring on board someone ...

Tiger Woods, Camilo Villegas & Mike Weir to Play at Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge to Benefit Native American Youth

... of Serrano Mission Indians join forces to fight obesity and diabetes and promote youth sports and ... to Native American youth." Reducing obesity and Diabetes among Native American Youth ... reduce the disproportionately high incidence of obesity and diabetes among Native American youth. To ...

Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

... July 1 (HealthDay News) -- The rates of adult obesity in the United States increased in 23 states ... of the worrisome findings in an annual report on obesity in America, released Wednesday by the Trust for ... Foundation. "This report reaffirms that obesity is a danger both abundantly clear and almost ...

New Report Finds Obesity Epidemic Increases, Mississippi Weighs in as Heaviest State

... Experts Recommend Addressing obesity through Health Reform, National Strategy WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease ... in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009 , a report ...

BariatrivTV.com Educates and Entertains Weight Loss Surgery Patients with Coverage of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Meeting

... of the ASMBS, and Barbara Thompson of the obesity Action Coalition (OAC). ... growing trend of insurance company denials for obesity treatment by stating, "The trend is for ... also talked with Barbara Thompson of the obesity Action Coalition (OAC) ( www.obesityaction.org ). ...

Obese Poor Shut Out From Weight-Loss Surgeries

... -- Despite having one of the highest rates of obesity in America, the poor are less likely to undergo ... barriers to access to surgery." Morbid obesity was defined as having a body-mass index (BMI) ... than the rest of the population, Martin said. obesity seems to strike lower-income people more than the ...

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk for Women

... Finding adds to the link between obesity and cancer, experts say,, TUESDAY, ... benefit for men, Swedish researchers report. obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing many different cancers. In the United States, obesity is linked with 14 percent of cancer deaths in men ...

Obesity While Young Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Risk

... increases the risk for pancreatic cancer, and obesity in middle age is linked with poorer survival from ... percent increased risk of pancreatic cancer and obesity was associated with a two- to threefold higher ... patients," Li said. The study also found that obesity later in life -- especially within the year ...

21st Century Obesity Pandemic Still Suffering From Effects of Tuberculosis Plague of the 1800s

... Jesse Roth, MD, a diabetes and obesity researcher at The Feinstein Institute for ... in olden times. Jesse Roth, MD, a diabetes and obesity researcher at The Feinstein Institute for ... now believe that many of the complications from obesity and diabetes are due to these inflammatory ...

Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk

... MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- obesity is already linked to heart disease, diabetes and ... 30 or over is considered obese. Although obesity is a known risk factor for endometrial cancer in ... cancer. "People have to be very aware that obesity not only puts you at risk for heart disease, ...

Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

... testing. Even with the additional tests, obesity can make it more difficult to discern which ... an underlying illness and which are caused by the obesity itself, explained Dr. Paul Poirier, lead author ... chest tightness that could be a symptom of their obesity or of an underlying cardiac problem. Doctors need ...

LIFE Ionizers™ Announces Release of Free Book: "The pH Miracle: for Diabetes and Obesity" by Dr. Robert O. Young, Ph.D., D.Sc.

... someone who is suffering from either diabetes, obesity or both--which makes the release of The pH Miracle rather timely. Diabetes and obesity are serious threats to the American population, ... Understand the link between diabetes and obesity , and learn how to take control of your eating ...

Kaiser Permanente Calls for Health Policy Support and Community Advocacy to Curb Childhood Obesity

... presence this week at the National Childhood obesity Conference in Los Angeles highlights the need for ... clinical prevention strategies to address the obesity epidemic. These sessions will showcase solutions ... that where people live affects both childhood obesity rates and chronic health conditions at all ages, ...

Need a Walking Partner? Try a Dog

... four-legged pal. Dr. Robert Kushner, a human obesity expert and professor of medicine at Northwestern ... for 30 minutes. Published in the journal obesity , the study found that people with dogs were ... of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.; obesity ...

'Nutrition Agenda 2009' is focus of fourth Tufts Friedman School symposium

... This year, our themes focus on pediatric obesity and uniform nutrition labeling and scoring. Both ... Massachusetts: "Addressing Overweight and obesity Through Policy" Current Research and Knowledge in Pediatric obesity Matthew Gillman, MD: Infant Feeding, ...

VIVUS' Qnexa Shows Significantly Improved Blood Sugar Control Through Weight Loss In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

... data to date as a potential therapy to treat obesity in type 2 diabetic patients. This is exciting as ... diabetes doubled over the last ten years due to obesity and lifestyle and it is now calculated that the ... capsule. Qnexa, an investigational drug, is an obesity therapy being developed to address type 2 ...

New Nutrisystem Works(TM) Offers Corporate America New Weapon in the Fight Against Obesity

... take control of rising health care costs. The obesity epidemic continues to rise and studies have shown ... we're showing our commitment to helping fight obesity in America by giving corporate leaders an ... Officer, Nutrisystem. "With the overall cost of obesity rising to $45 million annually(iv), Nutrisystem ...

Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds

... 4 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that obesity may not worsen asthma, as many experts have ... and asthma. "There has been a suggestion that obesity and asthma may be related, particularly with regard to obesity increasing one's risk of developing asthma or ...
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