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

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Parsippany took top honors in the state's first-ever 100-day "Toxic Waistlines" Contest, which began on March 1st and ended on June 2nd. With participating residents losing an average of 4.167 inches off their waist lines and a combined 494.9 pounds, Pars...

Men's Sex Lives May Suffer as Waistlines Expand

Gastric bypass surgery can restore function for obese males, study finds TUESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- The more obese a man, the greater his hormonal changes and the worse his sex life, a new study finds. On the up side, the study's authors found that gastric bypass surgery c...

Fertility Experts: Winter Waistlines a Swelling Problem for Indianians Trying to Get Pregnant

Food, exercise choices may lower risk by almost 80 percent for those with ovulatory disorders INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of New Year resolutions and American waistlines bulging ever outward, Indiana fertility experts are targeting lifestyles and d...

Smart for Life(TM) Cookie Diet Impacts More Than Waistlines

Smart for Life(TM) Is Committed to Doing Their Part for the Environment BOCA RATON, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Well-known for its popularity from clients across the U.S. and Canada, the Smart for Life(TM) Cookie Diet is more than just a cookie diet weight-loss company . It is committed...

Children's Waistlines A Predictor Of Future Heart Disease

The size of children's tummies may offer a simple method of identifying whether they are in danger of heart// disease and diabetes at a later age.Among adults, fat around the waist is a warning sign of heart and artery disease. Some studies suggest that it is a better indicator of risk than body ma...

Obesity And Expanding Waistlines the next Epidemic in USA

Obesity is defined as 30 or more pounds above ideal body weight. Obesity is slowly becoming a global problem and // more so in developed countries. According to a recent report the number of obese adults in the U.S. is currently about 31 percent. In 1980 it was 23% and 15 percent in 1970. Ob...

How Portion Sizes Have Increased Waistlines

A new study has revealed that most people are eating and drinking more today at each meal without even being aware of it. In fact even the extra orange juice we consume could add five pounds a year.// Researchers at Rutgers came up with the idea of replicating a portion-size study from 20 year...

Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart

...ounds, compared with 8 pounds among those in the standard rehabilitation group, and they lost more body fat (13 pounds versus 6) and inches from their waistlines (2.7 versus 2 inches) than the others. A year after the study ended, people in the high-calorie-burning group had regained an average of 2.9 pounds...

Four-in-Ten U.S. Employees Have Gained Weight at Their Current Jobs, CareerBuilder Study Finds

... -Expert Offers Tips to Help Make Healthy Choices on the Job- CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The economy may be contributing to the expanding waistlines of U.S. workers as one-in-ten report increased snacking during the day due to concerns over the current economic situation. Overall, 43 percent say th...

Best intentions: The presence of healthy food can lead to unhealthy choices

... More restaurants and vending machines offer healthy choices these days, so why do Americans' waistlines continue to expand? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that some efforts to control eating may backfire. Consumers may feel th...
Waistlines in Biological News

Expanding waistlines triggered by your genes

A gene that degrades the body's collagen infrastructure has been shown to make fat cells fatter and expand girth. Excess fat is stored in white adipose tissue, the primary energy depot in the body, primarily around the midsection. The gene studied by a University of Michigan team acts as a metabo...

A diet rich in calcium aids weight loss

...re people reduced their consumption of dairy products over the six-year period examined, the more weight and body fat they gained and the bigger their waistlines grew. In 2007, Angelo Tremblay and his team established a direct link between calcium and a lower cardiovascular risk profile among dieters. In add...

Diabetes hits 275 Australians each day as pandemic spreads

...Professor Zimmet said. In addition to measuring the development of new cases, the follow-up study showed that during the last 5 years: People's waistlines increased on average by 2.1 cm and their weight by 1.4 kg People with prediabetes* were 15 times more likely to develop diabetes than those with norm...
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