Obesity: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).Obesity, Morbid: The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.Obesity, Abdominal: A condition of having excess fat in the abdomen. Abdominal obesity is typically defined as waist circumferences of 40 inches or more in men and 35 inches or more in women. Abdominal obesity raises the risk of developing disorders, such as diabetes, hypertension and METABOLIC SYNDROME X.Pediatric Obesity: BODY MASS INDEX in children (ages 2-12) and in adolescents (ages 13-18) that is grossly above the recommended cut-off for a specific age and sex. For infants less than 2 years of age, obesity is determined based on standard weight-for-length percentile measures.Body Mass Index: An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)Overweight: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".Body Weight: The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.Adipose Tissue: Specialized connective tissue composed of fat cells (ADIPOCYTES). It is the site of stored FATS, usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES. In mammals, there are two types of adipose tissue, the WHITE FAT and the BROWN FAT. Their relative distributions vary in different species with most adipose tissue being white.Leptin: A 16-kDa peptide hormone secreted from WHITE ADIPOCYTES. Leptin serves as a feedback signal from fat cells to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM in regulation of food intake, energy balance, and fat storage.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Insulin Resistance: Diminished effectiveness of INSULIN in lowering blood sugar levels: requiring the use of 200 units or more of insulin per day to prevent HYPERGLYCEMIA or KETOSIS.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Weight Loss: Decrease in existing BODY WEIGHT.Anti-Obesity Agents: Agents that increase energy expenditure and weight loss by neural and chemical regulation. Beta-adrenergic agents and serotoninergic drugs have been experimentally used in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) to treat obesity.Adiposity: The amount of fat or lipid deposit at a site or an organ in the body, an indicator of body fat status.Diet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Waist Circumference: The measurement around the body at the level of the ABDOMEN and just above the hip bone. The measurement is usually taken immediately after exhalation.Weight Gain: Increase in BODY WEIGHT over existing weight.Metabolic Syndrome X: A cluster of metabolic risk factors for CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES and TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS. The major components of metabolic syndrome X include excess ABDOMINAL FAT; atherogenic DYSLIPIDEMIA; HYPERTENSION; HYPERGLYCEMIA; INSULIN RESISTANCE; a proinflammatory state; and a prothrombotic (THROMBOSIS) state. (from AHA/NHLBI/ADA Conference Proceedings, Circulation 2004; 109:551-556)Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Energy Metabolism: The chemical reactions involved in the production and utilization of various forms of energy in cells.Dietary Fats: Fats present in food, especially in animal products such as meat, meat products, butter, ghee. They are present in lower amounts in nuts, seeds, and avocados.Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2: A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.Thinness: A state of insufficient flesh on the body usually defined as having a body weight less than skeletal and physical standards. Depending on age, sex, and genetic background, a BODY MASS INDEX of less than 18.5 is considered as underweight.Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: HYPOVENTILATION syndrome in very obese persons with excessive ADIPOSE TISSUE around the ABDOMEN and DIAPHRAGM. It is characterized by diminished to absent ventilatory chemoresponsiveness; chronic HYPOXIA; HYPERCAPNIA; POLYCYTHEMIA; and long periods of sleep during day and night (HYPERSOMNOLENCE). It is a condition often related to OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA but can occur separately.Mice, Obese: Mutant mice exhibiting a marked obesity coupled with overeating, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, marked insulin resistance, and infertility when in a homozygous state. They may be inbred or hybrid.Body Composition: The relative amounts of various components in the body, such as percentage of body fat.Waist-Hip Ratio: The waist circumference measurement divided by the hip circumference measurement. For both men and women, a waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) of 1.0 or higher is considered "at risk" for undesirable health consequences, such as heart disease and ailments associated with OVERWEIGHT. A healthy WHR is 0.90 or less for men, and 0.80 or less for women. (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2004)Insulin: A 51-amino acid pancreatic hormone that plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, directly by suppressing endogenous glucose production (GLYCOGENOLYSIS; GLUCONEOGENESIS) and indirectly by suppressing GLUCAGON secretion and LIPOLYSIS. Native insulin is a globular protein comprised of a zinc-coordinated hexamer. Each insulin monomer containing two chains, A (21 residues) and B (30 residues), linked by two disulfide bonds. Insulin is used as a drug to control insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 1).Anthropometry: The technique that deals with the measurement of the size, weight, and proportions of the human or other primate body.Hyperphagia: Ingestion of a greater than optimal quantity of food.Eating: The consumption of edible substances.Energy Intake: Total number of calories taken in daily whether ingested or by parenteral routes.Blood Glucose: Glucose in blood.Feeding Behavior: Behavioral responses or sequences associated with eating including modes of feeding, rhythmic patterns of eating, and time intervals.Bariatric Surgery: Surgical procedures aimed at affecting metabolism and producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.Adipocytes: Cells in the body that store FATS, usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES. WHITE ADIPOCYTES are the predominant type and found mostly in the abdominal cavity and subcutaneous tissue. BROWN ADIPOCYTES are thermogenic cells that can be found in newborns of some species and hibernating mammals.Receptor, Melanocortin, Type 4: A melanocortin receptor subtype found primarily in BRAIN. It shows specificity for ALPHA-MSH; BETA-MSH and ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE.Life Style: Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Abdominal Fat: Fatty tissue in the region of the ABDOMEN. It includes the ABDOMINAL SUBCUTANEOUS FAT and the INTRA-ABDOMINAL FAT.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.United StatesIntra-Abdominal Fat: Fatty tissue inside the ABDOMINAL CAVITY, including visceral fat and retroperitoneal fat. It is the most metabolically active fat in the body and easily accessible for LIPOLYSIS. Increased visceral fat is associated with metabolic complications of OBESITY.Metabolic Diseases: Generic term for diseases caused by an abnormal metabolic process. It can be congenital due to inherited enzyme abnormality (METABOLISM, INBORN ERRORS) or acquired due to disease of an endocrine organ or failure of a metabolically important organ such as the liver. (Stedman, 26th ed)Exercise: Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.Receptors, Leptin: Cell surface receptors for obesity factor (LEPTIN), a hormone secreted by the WHITE ADIPOCYTES. Upon leptin-receptor interaction, the signal is mediated through the JAK2/STAT3 pathway to regulate food intake, energy balance and fat storage.Adipokines: Polypeptides produced by the ADIPOCYTES. They include LEPTIN; ADIPONECTIN; RESISTIN; and many cytokines of the immune system, such as TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-ALPHA; INTERLEUKIN-6; and COMPLEMENT FACTOR D (also known as ADIPSIN). They have potent autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine functions.Diabetes Mellitus: A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.Adiponectin: A 30-kDa COMPLEMENT C1Q-related protein, the most abundant gene product secreted by FAT CELLS of the white ADIPOSE TISSUE. Adiponectin modulates several physiological processes, such as metabolism of GLUCOSE and FATTY ACIDS, and immune responses. Decreased plasma adiponectin levels are associated with INSULIN RESISTANCE; TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS; OBESITY; and ATHEROSCLEROSIS.Fatty Liver: Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells resulting in a yellow-colored liver. The abnormal lipid accumulation is usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES, either as a single large droplet or multiple small droplets. Fatty liver is caused by an imbalance in the metabolism of FATTY ACIDS.Mice, Inbred C57BLTriglyceridesMotor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.Adipose Tissue, White: Fatty tissue composed of WHITE ADIPOCYTES and generally found directly under the skin (SUBCUTANEOUS FAT) and around the internal organs (ABDOMINAL FAT). It has less vascularization and less coloration than the BROWN FAT. White fat provides heat insulation, mechanical cushion, and source of energy.Cardiovascular Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Lipid Metabolism: Physiological processes in biosynthesis (anabolism) and degradation (catabolism) of LIPIDS.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Gastric Bypass: Surgical procedure in which the STOMACH is transected high on the body. The resulting small proximal gastric pouch is joined to any parts of the SMALL INTESTINE by an end-to-side SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS, depending on the amounts of intestinal surface being bypasses. This procedure is used frequently in the treatment of MORBID OBESITY by limiting the size of functional STOMACH, food intake, and food absorption.Gastroplasty: Surgical procedures involving the STOMACH and sometimes the lower ESOPHAGUS to correct anatomical defects, or to treat MORBID OBESITY by reducing the size of the stomach. There are several subtypes of bariatric gastroplasty, such as vertical banded gastroplasty, silicone ring vertical gastroplasty, and horizontal banded gastroplasty.Hypertension: Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.Hypothalamus: Ventral part of the DIENCEPHALON extending from the region of the OPTIC CHIASM to the caudal border of the MAMMILLARY BODIES and forming the inferior and lateral walls of the THIRD VENTRICLE.Food Habits: Acquired or learned food preferences.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Body Height: The distance from the sole to the crown of the head with body standing on a flat surface and fully extended.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Appetite Regulation: Physiologic mechanisms which regulate or control the appetite and food intake.Glucose Tolerance Test: A test to determine the ability of an individual to maintain HOMEOSTASIS of BLOOD GLUCOSE. It includes measuring blood glucose levels in a fasting state, and at prescribed intervals before and after oral glucose intake (75 or 100 g) or intravenous infusion (0.5 g/kg).Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Adipogenesis: The differentiation of pre-adipocytes into mature ADIPOCYTES.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Lipids: A generic term for fats and lipoids, the alcohol-ether-soluble constituents of protoplasm, which are insoluble in water. They comprise the fats, fatty oils, essential oils, waxes, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, chromolipids (lipochromes), and fatty acids. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)European Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.Inflammation: A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Diet, Reducing: A diet designed to cause an individual to lose weight.Subcutaneous Fat: Fatty tissue under the SKIN through out the body.Hyperinsulinism: A syndrome with excessively high INSULIN levels in the BLOOD. It may cause HYPOGLYCEMIA. Etiology of hyperinsulinism varies, including hypersecretion of a beta cell tumor (INSULINOMA); autoantibodies against insulin (INSULIN ANTIBODIES); defective insulin receptor (INSULIN RESISTANCE); or overuse of exogenous insulin or HYPOGLYCEMIC AGENTS.Body Weights and Measures: Measurements of the height, weight, length, area, etc., of the human and animal body or its parts.Dyslipidemias: Abnormalities in the serum levels of LIPIDS, including overproduction or deficiency. Abnormal serum lipid profiles may include high total CHOLESTEROL, high TRIGLYCERIDES, low HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL, and elevated LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Overnutrition: An imbalanced NUTRITIONAL STATUS resulting from excessive intake of nutrients. Generally, overnutrition generates an energy imbalance between food consumption and energy expenditure leading to disorders such as OBESITY.Nutrition Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to the nutritional status of a human population within a given geographic area. Data from these surveys are used in preparing NUTRITION ASSESSMENTS.Thermogenesis: The generation of heat in order to maintain body temperature. The uncoupled oxidation of fatty acids contained within brown adipose tissue and SHIVERING are examples of thermogenesis in MAMMALS.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Skinfold Thickness: The measurement of subcutaneous fat located directly beneath the skin by grasping a fold of skin and subcutaneous fat between the thumb and forefinger and pulling it away from the underlying muscle tissue. The thickness of the double layer of skin and subcutaneous tissue is then read with a caliper. The five most frequently measured sites are the upper arm, below the scapula, above the hip bone, the abdomen, and the thigh. Its application is the determination of relative fatness, of changes in physical conditioning programs, and of the percentage of body fat in desirable body weight. (From McArdle, et al., Exercise Physiology, 2d ed, p496-8)Appetite Depressants: Agents that are used to suppress appetite.Rats, Zucker: Two populations of Zucker rats have been cited in research--the "fatty" or obese and the lean. The "fatty" rat (Rattus norvegicus) appeared as a spontaneous mutant. The obese condition appears to be due to a single recessive gene.Agouti Signaling Protein: A secreted protein of approximately 131 amino acids (depending on species) that regulates the synthesis of eumelanin (brown/black) pigments in MELANOCYTES. Agouti protein antagonizes the signaling of MELANOCORTIN RECEPTORS and has wide distribution including ADIPOSE TISSUE; GONADS; and HEART. Its overexpression in agouti mice results in uniform yellow coat color, OBESITY, and metabolic defects similar to type II diabetes in humans.3T3-L1 Cells: A continuous cell line that is a substrain of SWISS 3T3 CELLS developed though clonal isolation. The mouse fibroblast cells undergo an adipose-like conversion as they move to a confluent and contact-inhibited state.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Glucose Intolerance: A pathological state in which BLOOD GLUCOSE level is less than approximately 140 mg/100 ml of PLASMA at fasting, and above approximately 200 mg/100 ml plasma at 30-, 60-, or 90-minute during a GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST. This condition is seen frequently in DIABETES MELLITUS, but also occurs with other diseases and MALNUTRITION.Dietary Sucrose: Sucrose present in the diet. It is added to food and drinks as a sweetener.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Food Preferences: The selection of one food over another.Television: The transmission and reproduction of transient images of fixed or moving objects. An electronic system of transmitting such images together with sound over a wire or through space by apparatus that converts light and sound into electrical waves and reconverts them into visible light rays and audible sound. (From Webster, 3rd ed)Liver: A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.Body Fat Distribution: Deposits of ADIPOSE TISSUE throughout the body. The pattern of fat deposits in the body regions is an indicator of health status. Excess ABDOMINAL FAT increases health risks more than excess fat around the hips or thighs, therefore, WAIST-HIP RATIO is often used to determine health risks.Glucose: A primary source of energy for living organisms. It is naturally occurring and is found in fruits and other parts of plants in its free state. It is used therapeutically in fluid and nutrient replacement.Sedentary Lifestyle: Usual level of physical activity that is less than 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Homeostasis: The processes whereby the internal environment of an organism tends to remain balanced and stable.Genetic Predisposition to Disease: A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.Adipose Tissue, Brown: A thermogenic form of adipose tissue composed of BROWN ADIPOCYTES. It is found in newborns of many species including humans, and in hibernating mammals. Brown fat is richly vascularized, innervated, and densely packed with MITOCHONDRIA which can generate heat directly from the stored lipids.Food: Any substances taken in by the body that provide nourishment.Pro-Opiomelanocortin: A 30-kDa protein synthesized primarily in the ANTERIOR PITUITARY GLAND and the HYPOTHALAMUS. It is also found in the skin and other peripheral tissues. Depending on species and tissues, POMC is cleaved by PROHORMONE CONVERTASES yielding various active peptides including ACTH; BETA-LIPOTROPIN; ENDORPHINS; MELANOCYTE-STIMULATING HORMONES; and others (GAMMA-LPH; CORTICOTROPIN-LIKE INTERMEDIATE LOBE PEPTIDE; N-terminal peptide of POMC or NPP).Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Schools: Educational institutions.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide: A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Asian Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the southeastern and eastern areas of the Asian continent.Hispanic Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Appetite: Natural recurring desire for food. Alterations may be induced by APPETITE DEPRESSANTS or APPETITE STIMULANTS.Abdomen: That portion of the body that lies between the THORAX and the PELVIS.Hyperlipidemias: Conditions with excess LIPIDS in the blood.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.Satiety Response: Behavioral response associated with the achieving of gratification.Pregnancy Complications: Conditions or pathological processes associated with pregnancy. They can occur during or after pregnancy, and range from minor discomforts to serious diseases that require medical interventions. They include diseases in pregnant females, and pregnancies in females with diseases.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Fasting: Abstaining from all food.CyclobutanesNutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.African Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Africa.Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: Nutritional physiology of children aged 2-12 years.Caloric Restriction: Reduction in caloric intake without reduction in adequate nutrition. In experimental animals, caloric restriction has been shown to extend lifespan and enhance other physiological variables.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: Nutrition of a mother which affects the health of the FETUS and INFANT as well as herself.Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA; POLYDACTYLY; OBESITY; MENTAL RETARDATION; hypogenitalism; renal dysplasia; and short stature. This syndrome has been distinguished as a separate entity from LAURENCE-MOON SYNDROME. (From J Med Genet 1997 Feb;34(2):92-8)Dietary Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates present in food comprising digestible sugars and starches and indigestible cellulose and other dietary fibers. The former are the major source of energy. The sugars are in beet and cane sugar, fruits, honey, sweet corn, corn syrup, milk and milk products, etc.; the starches are in cereal grains, legumes (FABACEAE), tubers, etc. (From Claudio & Lagua, Nutrition and Diet Therapy Dictionary, 3d ed, p32, p277)Resistin: A 12-kDa cysteine-rich polypeptide hormone secreted by FAT CELLS in the ADIPOSE TISSUE. It is the founding member of the resistin-like molecule (RELM) hormone family. Resistin suppresses the ability of INSULIN to stimulate cellular GLUCOSE uptake.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Parents: Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Muscle, Skeletal: A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.Reference Values: The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects: The consequences of exposing the FETUS in utero to certain factors, such as NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA; PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS; DRUGS; RADIATION; and other physical or chemical factors. These consequences are observed later in the offspring after BIRTH.Lipolysis: The metabolic process of breaking down LIPIDS to release FREE FATTY ACIDS, the major oxidative fuel for the body. Lipolysis may involve dietary lipids in the DIGESTIVE TRACT, circulating lipids in the BLOOD, and stored lipids in the ADIPOSE TISSUE or the LIVER. A number of enzymes are involved in such lipid hydrolysis, such as LIPASE and LIPOPROTEIN LIPASE from various tissues.Cholesterol: The principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Food Supply: The production and movement of food items from point of origin to use or consumption.Body Size: The physical measurements of a body.Hypothalamic Diseases: Neoplastic, inflammatory, infectious, and other diseases of the hypothalamus. Clinical manifestations include appetite disorders; AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; SLEEP DISORDERS; behavioral symptoms related to dysfunction of the LIMBIC SYSTEM; and neuroendocrine disorders.Ghrelin: A 28-amino acid, acylated, orexigenic peptide that is a ligand for GROWTH HORMONE SECRETAGOGUE RECEPTORS. Ghrelin is widely expressed but primarily in the stomach in the adults. Ghrelin acts centrally to stimulate growth hormone secretion and food intake, and peripherally to regulate energy homeostasis. Its large precursor protein, known as appetite-regulating hormone or motilin-related peptide, contains ghrelin and obestatin.Biliopancreatic Diversion: A surgical procedure which diverts pancreatobiliary secretions via the duodenum and the jejunum into the colon, the remaining small intestine being anastomosed to the stomach after antrectomy. The procedure produces less diarrhea than does jejunoileal bypass.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Indians, North American: Individual members of North American ethnic groups with ancient historic ancestral origins in Asia.Proteins: Linear POLYPEPTIDES that are synthesized on RIBOSOMES and may be further modified, crosslinked, cleaved, or assembled into complex proteins with several subunits. The specific sequence of AMINO ACIDS determines the shape the polypeptide will take, during PROTEIN FOLDING, and the function of the protein.Weight Reduction Programs: Services providing counseling and activities that help overweight individuals to attain a more healthy body weight.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Child Nutrition Sciences: The study of NUTRITION PROCESSES as well as the components of food, their actions, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease of children, infants or adolescents.PPAR gamma: A nuclear transcription factor. Heterodimerization with RETINOID X RECEPTOR ALPHA is important in regulation of GLUCOSE metabolism and CELL GROWTH PROCESSES. It is a target of THIAZOLIDINEDIONES for control of DIABETES MELLITUS.Fatty Acids: Organic, monobasic acids derived from hydrocarbons by the equivalent of oxidation of a methyl group to an alcohol, aldehyde, and then acid. 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They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Signal Transduction: The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.Aurothioglucose: A thioglucose derivative used as an antirheumatic and experimentally to produce obesity in animals.Arcuate Nucleus: A nucleus located in the middle hypothalamus in the most ventral part of the third ventricle near the entrance of the infundibular recess. Its small cells are in close contact with the ependyma.Beverages: Liquids that are suitable for drinking. (From Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)JapanPublic Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.BrazilJejunoileal Bypass: A procedure consisting of the SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS of the proximal part of the JEJUNUM to the distal portion of the ILEUM, so as to bypass the nutrient-absorptive segment of the SMALL INTESTINE. Due to the severe malnutrition and life-threatening metabolic complications, this method is no longer used to treat MORBID OBESITY.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Behavior Therapy: The application of modern theories of learning and conditioning in the treatment of behavior disorders.Nutrition Policy: Guidelines and objectives pertaining to food supply and nutrition including recommendations for healthy diet.MexicoHypertriglyceridemia: A condition of elevated levels of TRIGLYCERIDES in the blood.Hyperglycemia: Abnormally high BLOOD GLUCOSE level.Gene Expression Regulation: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.Food Industry: The industry concerned with processing, preparing, preserving, distributing, and serving of foods and beverages.Fatty Acids, Nonesterified: FATTY ACIDS found in the plasma that are complexed with SERUM ALBUMIN for transport. These fatty acids are not in glycerol ester form.Diet, Fat-Restricted: A diet that contains limited amounts of fat with less than 30% of calories from all fats and less than 10% from saturated fat. Such a diet is used in control of HYPERLIPIDEMIAS. (From Bondy et al, Metabolic Control and Disease, 8th ed, pp468-70; Dorland, 27th ed)Carbonated Beverages: Drinkable liquids combined with or impregnated with carbon dioxide.Neuropeptide Y: A 36-amino acid peptide present in many organs and in many sympathetic noradrenergic neurons. It has vasoconstrictor and natriuretic activity and regulates local blood flow, glandular secretion, and smooth muscle activity. The peptide also stimulates feeding and drinking behavior and influences secretion of pituitary hormones.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.C-Reactive Protein: A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.Sleep Apnea, Obstructive: A disorder characterized by recurrent apneas during sleep despite persistent respiratory efforts. It is due to upper airway obstruction. The respiratory pauses may induce HYPERCAPNIA or HYPOXIA. Cardiac arrhythmias and elevation of systemic and pulmonary arterial pressures may occur. Frequent partial arousals occur throughout sleep, resulting in relative SLEEP DEPRIVATION and daytime tiredness. Associated conditions include OBESITY; ACROMEGALY; MYXEDEMA; micrognathia; MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY; adenotonsilar dystrophy; and NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p395)Cholesterol, HDL: Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to high-density lipoproteins (HDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.

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*  Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
... Scientific Advisory Committee. Pilot & Feasibility. Pilot & Feasibility Program. Pilot & Feasibility Investigators. Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center. About BNORC The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center BNORC, funded by the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK, is a consortium of institutions -- BMC, Tufts Medical Center and the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the Harvard School of Public Health, and three Harvard Hospitals, the Massachusetts General Hospital MGH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Our Cores, Pilot and Feasibility Program and annual programs, retreat, seminars and workshops promote inter- and multi-disciplinary research in nutrition and obesity. 2 Contribute to and help coordinate utilization of resources that enrich the education and training of investigators, be they new to the field or established investigators from other fields, in order to promote the conduct of transdisciplinary nutrition and obesity research. Our Cent...
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*  Scientists discover epigenetic mechanism that could affect risk of obesity-related disease
... March 12, 2014 Scientists discover epigenetic mechanism that could affect risk of obesity-related disease March 12, 2014 In one of the largest epigenome-wide association studies EWAS to date, published in The Lancet , scientists have identified a new epigenetic mechanism that may play a role in mediating some of the harmful effects of becoming overweight, such as diabetes. "Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and a host of other problems, but we know little about the mechanisms by which obesity increases such risk. "Epigenetic changes caused by variation in DNA or environmental factors such as diet, stress, and exposure to chemicals can affect the way genes work are turned on and off and may also influence disease susceptibility." In this study, Samani and colleagues looked at epigenetic changes in DNA in relation to body mass index BMI , a widely used measure of obesity. One particular type of epigenetic change, a process known as DNA methylation, was examined. The researchers...
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*  Category:Obesity incidence maps of the United States - Wikimedia Commons
... Help. Category:Obesity incidence maps of the United States From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Jump to: navigation, search. Media in category "Obesity incidence maps of the United States". The following 42 files are in this category, out of 42 total. BRFSS obesity 1985-200... 233 KB. CDC Overweight and Obe... 365 KB. Obese by state-1990.png 136 KB. Obese by state-1998.png 131 KB. Obese by state-2007.png 135 KB. Obesity and Fast Food... 325 KB. Obesity and Fast Food... 326 KB. Obesity and Fast Food... 326 KB. Obesity and Fast Food... 326 KB. Obesity and Fast Food... 326 KB. Obesity and Fast Food... 326 KB. Obesity and Fast Food... 325 KB. Obesity county level e... 445 KB. Obesity state level es... 567 KB. US Obesity Rates.svg 176 KB. USA Obesity 1985.svg 90 KB. USA Obesity 1986.svg 90 KB. USA Obesity 1987.svg 90 KB. USA Obesity 1988.svg 90 KB. USA Obesity 1989.svg 90 KB. USA Obesity 1990.svg 90 KB. USA Obesity 1991.svg 90 KB. USA Obesity 1992.svg 90 KB. USA Obesity 1993.svg 90 KB. USA Obesi...
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*  Contra Costa Collaborative tackles childhood obesity epidemic :: Press Releases :: Contra Costa Hea
... lth Services. skip to content, health centers and clinics, search, accessibility statement Contra Costa Health Services Newsroom,. News Press Releases Newsletters Alerts Tips Healthy Outlook Podcast Social Media Video. Related Links About Us Publications Health Data Get Ready, Get Healthy. Press Releases Contra Costa Collaborative tackles childhood obesity epidemic. Contra Costa Collaborative tackles childhood obesity epidemic. A Contra Costa collaborative is battling the childhood obesity epidemic in Contra Costa County, where one out of every three low-income preschoolers is overweight or obese. The Healthy and Active Before 5 initiative, a countywide collaborative intended to reduce obesity rates in children up to 5 years old, will recognize community partners and their efforts 11 a.m. As part of the collaborative, 36 projects have been launched to help change policy and increase options for healthy eating and active living for children, according to Dr. Diane Dooley, a pediatrician with Contra Costa H...
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*  NCCOR National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
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*  .. The Ethics of Childhood Obesity Treatment – from the Childhood Obesity Task Force (COTF) .. Po
The Ethics of Childhood Obesity Treatment – from the Childhood Obesity Task Force COTF. in EASO. With the American Medical Association’s recent declaration that obesity is a serious disease, a critical consideration of the ethics of treating childhood obesity is especially timely. Although data suggest that the childhood obesity epidemic has stabilized in some countries, the levels remain too high; 18-49% of European children are overweight. Consequently there is an immense and urgent need for the effective treatment of this complex disease. Unfortunately, the most recent Cochrane review concludes that, although family-based interventions can reduce excess weight in children and adolescents, long-term, effective and sustainable interventions for childhood obesity have yet to be identified. Categories: EASO. Popular Posts. What questions would you ask the parents of an obese child. December 2, 2013. COTF Podcasts. Related Posts. COTF Podcasts. 2016 European Obesity Summit Programme. EASO Patient Council: Septe...
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*  .. Journal article outlines future directions of obesity research .. Post navigation
post navigation previous next journal article outlines future directions of obesity research posted on october by coordinating center a viewpoint piece in the sept journal of the american medical associationâ volume number recommends next steps for obesity research in dealing with the obesity epidemic authored by the national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases director griffin p rodgers m d and national institutes of health director francis s collins m d ph d the introduction from the next generation of obesity research no time to waste appears below â the obesity epidemic is not the first major health crisis that the united states has faced inâ recent decades progress has been made against such daunting challenges as tobacco use infantâ mortality and hiv aids however obesity may pose the most significant challenge yet because it involves changing approaches to fundamental aspects of daily life â food consumption and physical activity to have any chance of release from obesityâ s ever tig...
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*  .. Announcing the 9th CON Obesity Research Bootcamp .. Popular Posts .. Related Posts .. EASO Partn
Announcing the 9th CON Obesity Research Bootcamp. in News, Young Investigators United. EASO is pleased to announce that the application process for CON’s 9th Annual Obesity Research Bootcamp for Phds, Post-docs and other young investigators is now open. This 9 day camp will be held in Kananaskis in the Canadian Rockies and includes training on all aspects of obesity research, from cell biology to neuroscience as well as policy and built environments to clinical management and bariatric surgery. The CON Bootcamp is now open to a limited number of international participants, so we encourage you to apply as quickly as possible. Further information is available at http://www.obesitynetwork.ca/de.aspx?id=471. Categories: News, Young Investigators United. COTF Podcasts. The University of Helsinki seeks applications for a position of Postdoctoral Researcher. 2016 European Obesity Summit Programme. September 18, 2015. The EASO Healthy Hydration Working Group. The University of Helsinki seeks applications for a po...
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*  Obesity treatment drugs, Causes and Research Medication
Health Care Information. Home Health Care Natural Remedies Health Informatics Health Insurance Health Technology Health Tools Pediatric Dosage Calculator. Obesity treatment drugs, Causes and Research Medication Latest Obesity treatment drugs, research medication options along with what causes fatness and which food supplements can help you lose weight. Obesity treatment without drugs using non therapeutic obesity treatment programs Obesity treatment with drugs using therapeutic obesity treatment programs. Obesity Treatment without Supplements, Drugs or Medications. Obesity treatment without drugs using non therapeutic obesity treatment programs includes weight loss techniques without using medications:. Diet for Obesity treatment Diet is another non therapeutic way to reduce body weight and to treat obesity. For hard to treat patient, obesity treatment with drugs using therapeutic obesity treatment programs. Both drugs have side effects. Byetta is currently available as a treatment for Diabetes mellitus type ...
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*  Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Home
... Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map. Menu. Close menu. Otago Home. Otago home. Thinking of Otago. For current students. For Otago staff. About Otago. Research. Learning and teaching. M ori ki Ot go. International. Alumni. Contact Otago. . Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Te Huka Rakahau Mate Huka o Edgar About us. Research. In the community. Our people. Studying at the Centre. Support us. News and events. Contact us. Thinking of Otago. Close. Current Students Close. For Otago Staff Close. About University of Otago Close. Research and Enterprise at Otago Close. Learning and teaching Close. Māori at Otāgo Close. International at Otago Close. Alumni and Friends Close. Contact Otago Close. Search the University of Otago. Search. Haere mai, welcome to the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre. Reducing the global burden of diabetes and obesity. We re sharing our discoveries with individuals, communities, teachers, health prof...
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*  Childhood Overweight and Obesity | Child | Obesity | DNPAO | CDC
Childhood Overweight and Obesity. Child. Obesity. DNPAO. CDC. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. Start of Search Controls. Search Form Controls. Search The CDC Cancel. Submit Search The CDC. CDC A-Z Index. MENU. CDC A-Z. SEARCH. A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. T. U. V. W. X. Y. Z. #. Start of Search Controls. Search Form Controls. Search The CDC Cancel. Submit Search The CDC. Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. Note: Javascript is disabled or is not supported by your browser. For this reason, some items on this page will be unavailable. For more information about this message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov. DNPAO Home Division Information. Nutrition. Physical Activity. Overweight and Obesity. Strategies to Prevent Obesity. Community Efforts. Early Care and Education ECE. Let’s Move Salad Bars to School. Healthy Food Service Guidelines. Healthy Food Envi...
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*  .. Helping obesity and weight problems with CBT .. Helping Obesity And Weight Problems With CBT ..
Helping Obesity And Weight Problems With CBT. Helping obesity and weight problems with CBT. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT, is a short-term talking therapy that combines behaviour therapy and psychotherapy. Obesity and weight problems have negative cognitive processes thoughts, beliefs and images that can psychologically lock people into unhealthy eating and a lack of exercise or activity. CBT helps obesity and other weight issues by changing how people think and react the cognitive and the behaviour to their problem. What these ‘trendy’ diets don’t take into account are the thoughts and feelings associated with obesity that are found deep within a person’s psychological make-up. CBT identifies the eating behaviour of someone who is obese and then helps them to link it to their thoughts and feelings. Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help obesity. Obesity and weight problems occur because of patterns linked to thoughts and feelings. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT can help to identify an emotional sig...
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*  UAB - Nutrition - Nutrition Obesity Research Center
... Search. Go. UAB Quicklinks UAB Home. Academic Calendar. Accessibility. AdminSystems. Apply. AskIT. Blazer Express. BlazerNET. Campus Calendar. Campus Map. Canvas. Departments. Directory. Email. Emergency/B-Alert. Employee Resources. Employment. Give to UAB. Research Administration. UAB eLearning. More Items. Department Quicklinks Department Home. DNS Home. About the Department. Faculty and Staff. History. Career Opportunities. Accreditation. Education. Undergraduate - Minor. MS and Dietetic Intership/Clinical Track. MS in Research Track. MS in Lifestyle Management Disease Prevention. PhD in Nutrition Sciences. Research. Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program. Studies Recruitment. Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Diabetes Research Center. News. Faculty. Education. Research. Community. About. Contact Us. More The Nutrition Obesity Research Center NORC, formerly the UAB Clinical Nutrition Research Center, is an NIH-funded, university-wide research center established to foster a multidisciplinary a...
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*  Let’s move on childhood obesity | New Pittsburgh Courier
Let’s move on childhood obesity. New Pittsburgh Courier. Tuesday, October 6. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Home News Metro. National. Atlanta. Chicago. Detroit. Memphis. News One Newsroom. International. Archives. Entertainment Business Lifestyle Community Bulletin Board. Opinion Health Sport Youth People Classifieds Subscribe Subscribe to Print Edition. Join NPC s Email List. In Case You Missed It:. Ditching Real Estate Brokers. Home. Opinion Let’s move on childhood obesity. Let’s move on childhood obesity. Comments: 0. Leave A Comment. Mar 3, 2010. By. New Pittsburgh Courier Editorial Staff. NNPA —Michelle Obama has now challenged Americans to deal with the growing problem of obesity in children. Childhood obesity has tripled in the last thirty years. Nearly one-third of US children are now overweight or obese; nearly one in three will eventually suffer from diabetes. In the African-American and Latino communities, the proportion is almost one in two. This is, the First Lady...
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*  Experts Opine on Childhood Obesity Push | Science/AAAS | News
Experts Opine on Childhood Obesity Push. Science/AAAS. News. AAAS.org Feedback Help Librarians Welcome Guest. All Science Journals Science Magazine Daily News Science Signaling Science Translational Medicine SAGE KE Science Careers All HighWire Journals. Subscribe News Home Hot Topics. Iran. Pluto. Asia. Asia/Pacific. Biology. Europe. Health. People Events. Policy. Scientific Community. From the Magazine. Subscribe to Science. How two pioneers took the tropics pulse The 1971 discovery of the Madden-Julian oscillation relied on data from a lonely Pacific island. Science Insider Science Shots Sifter About Us News Science Journals Careers Multimedia Collections. News Experts Opine on Childhood Obesity Push. Science Insider Breaking news and analysis from the world of science policy. Experts Opine on Childhood Obesity Push. Jennifer Couzin-Frankel 10 February 2010 2:01 pm Comments David Ludwig, a childhood obesity specialist at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, is cheered by Michelle Obama's ...
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*  RFA-DK-12-004: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30)
Nutrition Obesity Research Centers P30. The NIDDK-supported Nutrition and Obesity Research Centers NORC are part of an integrated program of nutritional sciences and obesity research. The NORC program combines the previously supported NIDDK Clinical Nutrition Research Units CNRUs and the Obesity Nutrition Research Centers ONRCs into one centers program. The need for core support from the NORC must be well-justified, with clear documentation of a broad user base of NIDDK-funded investigators pursuing research activities in Center topic areas, as well as nutrition and/or obesity researchers with other sources of peer-reviewed support. Participants in the NORC program are encouraged to become fully integrated into, and synergistic with, other NIDDK- and NIH-funded Core Centers within their institutional setting. NIH grants policies as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement will apply to the applications submitted and awards made in response to this FOA. 2 Cost Sharing This FOA does not require cost sharing...
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*  Childhood Overweight and Obesity | Child | Obesity | DNPAO | CDC
Childhood Overweight and Obesity. Obesity. CDC. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. Start of Search Controls. Search Form Controls. Search The CDC Cancel. Submit Search The CDC. CDC A-Z Index. CDC A-Z. SEARCH. Start of Search Controls. Search Form Controls. Search The CDC Cancel. Submit Search The CDC. Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. For more information about this message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov. DNPAO Home Division Information. Nutrition. Physical Activity. Overweight and Obesity. Strategies to Prevent Obesity. Healthy Food Service Guidelines. Healthy Food Environments. Healthy Hospital Environments. Healthy Hospital Practice to Practice Series P2P. Adult Overweight and Obesity. Defining Adult Obesity. Adult Obesity Causes Consequences. Children. Defining Childhood Obesity. Childhood Obesity Causes Consequences. Adult Obesity Facts. Childhood Obesity Facts. The prev...
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*  Childhood Overweight and Obesity | Child | Obesity | DNPAO | CDC
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*  Childhood Overweight and Obesity | Child | Obesity | DNPAO | CDC
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*  The quality of dietary intake methodology and reporting in child and adolescent obesity intervention
... trials : a systematic review - DRO. DRO home. Contact DRO. DRO. The quality of dietary intake methodology and reporting in child and adolescent obesity intervention trials : a systematic review Burrows, T., Golley, R. A., Magarey, A., Rosenkranz, R. R., Allman-Farinelli, M., Rangan, A. 2012, The quality of dietary intake methodology and reporting in child and adolescent obesity intervention trials : a systematic review, Obesity reviews, vol. The quality of dietary intake methodology and reporting in child and adolescent obesity intervention trials : a systematic review. R Allman-Farinelli, M. Obesity reviews. children diet interventions obesity. Assessing dietary intake is important in evaluating childhood obesity intervention effectiveness. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the dietary intake methods and reporting in intervention studies that included a dietary component to treat overweight or obese children. Twenty-three studies reported energy intake as an outcome measure, 20 reported macronu...
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*  Comments on the entry: Is obesity cause enough to take kids from parents? - cleveland.comComment on
Comments on the entry: Is obesity cause enough to take kids from parents. - cleveland.com. https://blog.advance.net/cgi-bin/mte/mt-search.cgiindex=comment template id=entry comments feed search= limit=20 affiliate=cleve filter entry basename=is obesity cause enough to tak searchall=1 IncludeBlogs=5112 2011-11-29T10:57:38Z Movable Type Enterprise 4.29-advance. Comment on Is obesity cause enough to take kids from parents. tag:www.cleveland.com,2015:/parents/index.ssf//5112.18164843 2011-11-29T10:57:38Z 2011-11-29T10:57:38Z You know, Blossom, in the original article it also stated that the boy is on the honor roll and participates in school activities. This doesn t sound like your typical troubled child. I can t help wondering how this removal from his. C-townFan2010. Comment on Is obesity cause enough to take kids from parents. tag:www.cleveland.com,2015:/parents/index.ssf//5112.18160864 2011-11-29T01:59:27Z 2011-11-29T01:59:27Z And lets not forget the quagmire these public workers face..say the child remained ...
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*  WXXI-TV HOSTS "HEALTHY YOU: A FORUM ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY" TO EDUCATE FAMILIES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF E
WXXI-TV HOSTS HEALTHY YOU: A FORUM ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY TO EDUCATE FAMILIES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING RIGHT AND BEING ACTIVE. Contact: Kristin Tutino, 585 258-0253 WXXI-TV HOSTS HEALTHY YOU: A FORUM ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY TO EDUCATE FAMILIES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING RIGHT AND BEING ACTIVE Rochester, New York February 23, 2010. In an effort to help in educating our community, WXXI and its project partner WSKG-TV in Binghamton will host a televised forum to address the dangers of leading an unhealthy lifestyle. Healthy You: A Forum on Childhood Obesity will air Sunday, February 28 at 7 p.m. Professor, Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center; Dr. Lisa Harris, Pediatric Internist, Rochester, NY; Bonney DeVinney, Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Greater Rochester Health Foundation; and Carlos Cotto, Executive Director of Health, Physical Education Athletics for the Rochester City School District. on WXXI-TV. Stephen Cook is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Med...
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*  .. CBC: Obesity research confirms long-term weight loss almost impossible .. Post navigation .. Ra
CBC: Obesity research confirms long-term weight loss almost impossible. The CBC has an article on what obesity research shows. After years of study, it’s becoming apparent that it’s nearly impossible to permanently lose weight. I’m not sure that’s news, but go on.  For psychologist Traci Mann, who has spent 20 years running an eating lab at the University of Minnesota, the evidence is clear. … “Long-term weight loss happens to only the smallest minority of people.”. Those people are the outliers, but we cling to their stories as proof that losing weight is possible. This has been tested in randomized controlled trials where people have been separated into groups and given intense exercise and nutrition counselling. When Traci Mann analyzed all of the randomized control trials on long-term weight loss, she discovered that after two years the average amount lost was only one kilogram, or about two pounds, from the original weight. FYI, a PDF of Traci Mann’s study is here.  Most people — up to two thirds ...
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*  Response to comments "obesity paradox" or methodologic error Oyedeji A - Ann Afr Med
Response to comments obesity paradox or methodologic error Oyedeji A - Ann Afr Med. Response to comments "obesity paradox" or methodologic error Adebayo Oyedeji Department of Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Nigeria Date of Web Publication 5-Sep-2013. Correspondence Address : Adebayo Oyedeji Department of Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo Nigeria Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None. How to cite this article: Oyedeji A. Response to comments "obesity paradox" or methodologic error. Ann Afr Med 2013;12:191-2. Response to comments "obesity paradox" or methodologic error. Ann Afr Med 2013 ;12:191-2. We appreciate the comments raised and our response is as follows; the "Obesity paradox" has not only been defined with respect to patients with myocardial infarction, but also in patients with heart failure HF resulting from multiple etiologies., In fact, in the Kenchaiah et al ., study group, while ischemic heart disease was the predominant ca...
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*  Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
... About BNORC. Overview. Supporting Institutions. Executive Committee. Scientific Advisory Committee. Contact BNORC. Core Services. Overview. Adipose Biology & Metabolism. Clinical & Community Research. Current Members: A-E. Current Members: F-H. Current Members: I-O. Current Members: P-S. Current Members: T-Z. Seminars & Events. Pilot & Feasibility. Pilot & Feasibility Program. Pilot & Feasibility Investigators. Recent Events. Current Events, Seminars and Programs. Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Recent Events. If you missed this event on Feb 20th, 2013: The Department of Nutrition HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Presents: Does Being Overweight Really Reduce Mortality. Check out the webcast WEBINAR: Creating a Discussion Guide for Qualitative Research. This webinar, which is sponsored by the Clinical and Community Research Core of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center will give you the tools you need to create an effective discussion guide for focus groups and key informant interviews. We...
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*  NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens - Obesity-Related Health Problems Can Lead to Kidney Disease
... Diabetes Health Diabetes Health Obesity-Related Health Problems Can Lead to Kidney Disease The number of Americans with chronic kidney disease is on the rise, and diabetes and high blood pressure linked to obesity appear to account for most of the increase. These are both risk factors for kidney disease." In addition, more people have high blood pressure, which is often uncontrolled, says Dr. The increase in the prevalence of kidney disease appears due to more cases of high blood pressure and diabetes being diagnosed, and much of that is caused by obesity. American Diabetes Association American Heart Association Journal of the American Medical Association - Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in the United States National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NHLBI National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse National Kidney Foundation. January 2008 Obesity-Related Health Problems Can Lead to Kidney Disease High Blood Pressure, Diabetes Link ...
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*  Utah Office of Health Disparities: New animated videos help obesity researchers
... Office of Health Disparities Reduction Website. New animated videos help obesity researchers. New animated videos help obesity researchers navigate National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Reseach NCCOR online tools. The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research NCCOR is excited to announce the release of two demonstration videos on NCCOR's online tools: the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and the Measures Registry. The animated videos describe the purpose and functions of these tools and demonstrate how to navigate the Catalogue and Registry to search for relevant measures, data resources, or surveillance systems. Check out the videos at: http://nccor.org/resources/nccor/videos.php. Designed to help researchers more easily investigate childhood obesity in America, the Catalogue provides one-stop access for users to review, sort, and compare more than 85 surveillance systems relevant to childhood obesity research and the evaluation of policy and environmental interventions. The tool allow...
http://utahmulticulturalhealth.blogspot.fr/2012/06/new-animated-videos-help-obesity.html
*  Obesity Causes, Treatment, and Prevention / Nutrition / Healthy Eating
... Log In Articles. Nutrition. WHAT IS FITDAY. Articles Fitness Nutrition. Nutrition. Healthy Eating Obesity Causes, Treatment, and Prevention Obesity Causes, Treatment, and Prevention. Understanding obesity causes, treatment and prevention is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. With more people eating fast food regularly and not getting enough exercise, it's no wonder that obesity has become a real epidemic. Find out the causes of obesity as well as the treatment and prevention of it in order to gain a better understanding of how it could affect you or someone you love. Causes of Obesity. If you eat foods that contain things like high fructose corny syrup regularly fast food contains a ton of it. There are many ingredients in everyday foods that are simply not natural. If your body cannot process these ingredients in a timely fashion, it can cause you to gain weight over time. These aren't the only causes of obesity, though. There are some diseases, like hypothyroidism, that can impact you...
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*  Obesity paradoxes - Fit-Bits - Fitness Forums
... Jump to content. Fit-Bits. Existing user. Sign In. Sign In. Remember me. Not recommended on shared computers. Sign in anonymously. Sign In Forgot your password. Sign Up. All Content. All Content. This Topic. This Forum. Advanced Search. Exercises. Forums. Calendar. Blogs. Gallery. Support. Store. Downloads. More. Community Home. More. Activity Stream. Staff. Status Updates. Online Users. Home. General Discussion. Fit-Bits. Obesity paradoxes. Recently Browsing 0 members. No registered users viewing this page. Sign in to follow this. Followers 3. Obesity paradoxes Started by Bob, 2 Jun 2011. 5 posts in this topic. Bob. 83. Certified Personal Trainer. Administrators. 83. 949 posts. Location Sparks Nevada. First Name: Bob. Posted 2 Jun 2011. Obesity paradoxes. Journal of Sports Sciences. Volume 29, Issue 8, First published 2011, Pages 773 - 782. In this review, we examine the original obesity paradox phenomenon i.e. in cardiovascular disease populations, obese patients survive better, as well as three other ...
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*  CBBC Newsround | UK | Child obesity levels 'falling'
CBBC Newsround. UK. Child obesity levels 'falling'. Skip to main content. Low Graphics. Access keys help. Home. Explore the BBC. Reports. Chat. Vote. Quiz. Games. UK. Home. Clips. Pictures. UK. World. Sport. Showbiz. Animals. Extra Stuff. Reviews. The Team. Contact Us. Help. Teachers. Last Updated: Tuesday November 03 2009 07:25 GMT E-mail this to a friend Printable version. Child obesity levels 'falling'. Child obesity levels improving. It looks like all the warnings about kids being overweight might be paying off, as a group of experts reckons the rate of child obesity is slowing. The National Heart Forum found evidence that far fewer of you will be badly overweight by 2020 than people previously thought. It was thought that 42% of boys aged two to 11 would be overweight or obese, but that number's dropped to 30%. And for girls, the figure has fallen from 48% to 27%. Quiz: Healthy eating. There are currently 1.5 million kids in England who are overweight or obese - meaning they are at risk of things like he...
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*  Childhood Obesity US | Video | C-SPAN.org
Childhood Obesity US. MyC-SPAN LOGIN. Global Search Search In All Videos Clips People Mentions Bills Search Schedule. Series. Book TV Weekends on C-SPAN2. Washington Journal Daily on C-SPAN at 7am ET. Series A-Z Explore C-SPAN Series. April 25, 2010 Childhood Obesity in the U.S. Matthew Shimura talked about his video, Childhood Obesity: A Challenge Facing America, the middle school section first prize-winning… read more. Matthew Shimura talked about his video, Childhood Obesity: A Challenge Facing America, the middle school section first prize-winning video. Laura Hayman, University of Massachusetts College of Nursing and Health Services Associate Dean of Research, followed the interview by video uplink from Boston, Massachusetts and talked about the issue of childhood obesity and the current efforts to alleviate the problem. Search this transcript. C-SPAN. Washington Journal. Series. Washington Journal. More Videos From. More Videos. More information about Childhood Obesity in the U.S. 361 Views. C-SPAN 1. P...
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*  Combined analyses of 20 common obesity susceptibility variants. — Combined Analyses of 20 Common O
... besity Susceptibility Variants — Online-Only Appendix. Diabetes. Skip to main page content. Current Issue. Archive. Help. Alerts. Podcasts. Search. Advanced Search ». Combined Analyses of 20 Common Obesity Susceptibility Variants. Online-Only Appendix. Published online before print January 28, 2010 , doi: 10.2337/db09-1042. Full Text. Full Text PDF. PDF Plus. » Online-Only Appendix. Current Issue. Issue Highlights. Increased Skeletal Muscle Capillarization Independently Enhances Insulin Sensitivity in Older Adults After Exercise Training and Detraining. Alterations in Intestinal Microbiota Correlate With Susceptibility to Type 1 Diabetes. Alert me to new issues of Diabetes. About Diabetes. Instructions for Authors. ADA Mobile. ADA's DiabetesPro. ADA Member Directory. Viewed. Poverty and Obesity in the U.S. Effect of a High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Blood Glucose Control in People With Type 2 Diabetes. From the Triumvirate to the Ominous Octet: A New Paradigm for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Me...
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*  Developmental Origins of Obesity | Nutrition & Obesity Research Center
Developmental Origins of Obesity. Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Weinsier Dr. You are here Home Developmental Origins of Obesity. Sponsors: UAB s Nutrition Obesity Research Center NORC Abbott Nutrition. Overview: A coordinated research program focusing on the developmental origins of obesity is not available at UAB. 9:45-9:50 Introduction of Janos Zempleni, PhD. Janos Zempleni, PhD is an Associate Professor of Molecular Nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences. Zempleni was recently recognized as One of six finalists for the Future Leader Award by the International Life Sciences Institute USA in both the 2004 and 2005 competitions, Winner of the Mead Johnson Award 2006 by the American Society for Nutrition, Winner of the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award 2007 by the Nebraska Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta and his paper entitled K4, K9, and K18 in human histone H3 are targets for biotinylation by biotinidase was selected by Faculty of 1000 Biology for the si...
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*  Obesity epidemiology (書籍, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
This book offers practical information about the methodology of epidemiologic studies of obesity, suitable for graduate students and researchers in epidemiology, and public health practitioners with an interest in the issue. コンテンツ: Introduction to obesity epidemiology -- Descriptive epidemiology of obesity trends -- Analytic epidemiologic designs in obesity research -- Interpreting epidemiologic evidence and causal inference in obesity research -- Measurements of adiposity and body composition -- Dietary assessment methods -- Physical activity measurements -- Metabolic consequences of obesity -- Obesity and cardiovascular disease -- Obesity and cancer / Eugenia E. This book offers practical information about the methodology of epidemiologic studies of obesity, suitable for students and researchers in epidemiology, public health and nutrition. Hu schema:datePublished " 2008 " ; schema:description " Introduction to obesity epidemiology -- Descriptive epidemiology of obesity trends -- Analytic epidemiologic desi...
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*  .. Public health dean to help governor fight childhood obesity .. Recent Posts .. Categories .. Arc
Public health dean to help governor fight childhood obesity. Obesity Initiative at UGA. Our beloved state used to have the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the U.S. Fortunately, that rate has since decreased, moving Georgia to spot number 17. But the state’s fight continues, and UGA’s Phillip Williams, dean of the College of Public Health, is stepping into the ring. Nathan Deal to help guide Georgia’s efforts to fight childhood obesity as a part of the newly formed Governor’s Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity, according to a recent UGA Today press release. The council will guide Deal in the best ways to reduce the numbers of obese and overweight children, as well as support the governor’s Georgia SHAPE program, an effort to make reducing obesity a priority across the state. Read the rest of the UGA Today press here: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/public-health-dean-governors-childhood-obesity-advisory-council-0913/. Categories Select Category Activities Communication Strategies f...
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*  Obesity Action Coalition » Childhood Obesity Resource Articles
Obesity Action Coalition Childhood Obesity Resource Articles. Home Join the OAC Donate Order Resources OAC Blog. What is Obesity. Measuring Weight. Learn more about obesity today. Obesity in Children SECTION OVERVIEW. What is Childhood Obesity. Measuring Weight in Children. Kid s Corner. Childhood Obesity Stigma. KID S CORNER. Check out the Kid's Corner for resources designed specifically for you and your children. CHILDHOOD OBESITY STIGMA. Childhood obesity stigma is a serious issue facing many of America's children. Educational Resources SECTION OVERVIEW. Your Weight Matters Magazine. Obesity Action Alert. Order Resources. Helpful Links. OBESITY ACTION ALERT. State Resources. Find a support group today. Did you know your state offers resources to help you manage your health. Find a Physician or Surgeon. FIND A PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON. Weight Bias Stigma SECTION OVERVIEW. Understanding Obesity Stigma. Weight Bias Guides. UNDERSTANDING WEIGHT BIAS. Learn more about obesity stigma and bias in the OAC's "Understan...
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*  Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
... About BNORC. Overview. Supporting Institutions. Executive Committee. Scientific Advisory Committee. Administration. Contact BNORC. Core Services. Overview. Adipose Biology & Metabolism. Clinical & Community Research. Epidemiology & Genetics. BNORC Core User Request Form. Membership. Overview and How to Apply. Current Members: A-E. Current Members: F-H. Current Members: I-O. Current Members: P-S. Current Members: T-Z. Seminars & Events. Upcoming Events. Annual Program. Pilot & Feasibility. Pilot & Feasibility Program. Pilot & Feasibility Investigators. BNORC Themes. Theme 1: Nutrient Metabolism in Health and Disease Theme 2: Brain Control of Feeding Behavior and Metabolism Theme 3: Environmental and Genetic Influences on Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases Theme 4: Multi-level, Lifecourse Approaches to Obesity- and Nutrition-Related Diseases. Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Theme 3: Environmental and Genetic Influences on Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases. Researchers in this group seek to u...
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*  Medical Xpress - obesity rates(... continued page 4)
Medical Xpress - obesity rates ... Home obesity rates. News tagged with obesity rates. 1 week. 1 month. 1 week. 1 month. 1 week. 1 month. Related topics: high blood pressure · physical activity · body mass index · obesity · childhood obesity. Over a lifetime, childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child. Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child, according to an analysis led by researchers at the Duke Global Health Institute ... Overweight and Obesity. Life expectancy gains elude overweight teens. Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population, according to a new study published in ... Overweight and Obesity. Overweight and Obesity. Feb 26, 2014 9 0. HIV & AIDS. To curb rising HIV rates, we must target our human flaws. One of the most perplexing risks to public health is human ...
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*  Wonderslim 9 - Page 25 - 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community Packaged Meals and Clinics - N
Stage 1: Mini Goal 1: 265 pounds - complete 1/12/13 ; Mini Goal 2: 250 pounds - complete 4/17/13 ; Mini Goal 3: 225 pounds - completed 10/21/13 Stage 2: Moderate Obesity BMI - completed 11/26/13 ; ONDERLAND; Overweight BMI Stage 3: work in progress One for every 10 pounds lost:. Stage 1: Mini Goal 1: 265 pounds - complete 1/12/13 ; Mini Goal 2: 250 pounds - complete 4/17/13 ; Mini Goal 3: 225 pounds - completed 10/21/13 Stage 2: Moderate Obesity BMI - completed 11/26/13 ; ONDERLAND; Overweight BMI Stage 3: work in progress One for every 10 pounds lost:. Stage 1: Mini Goal 1: 265 pounds - complete 1/12/13 ; Mini Goal 2: 250 pounds - complete 4/17/13 ; Mini Goal 3: 225 pounds - completed 10/21/13 Stage 2: Moderate Obesity BMI - completed 11/26/13 ; ONDERLAND; Overweight BMI Stage 3: work in progress One for every 10 pounds lost:. Stage 1: Mini Goal 1: 265 pounds - complete 1/12/13 ; Mini Goal 2: 250 pounds - complete 4/17/13 ; Mini Goal 3: 225 pounds - completed 10/21/13 Stage 2: Moderate Obesity BMI - complete...
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*  WHO | Maternal obesity increases risk of newborn death in sub-Saharan Africa where obesity is rising
Maternal obesity increases risk of newborn death in sub-Saharan Africa where obesity is rising at alarming rate. Maternal obesity increases risk of newborn death in sub-Saharan Africa where obesity is rising at alarming rate. THE LANCET - New research published Online First in The Lancet indicates that babies born to mothers who are overweight or obese in sub-Saharan Africa, where rates of obesity are projected to increase at an alarming rate during the next two decades, are significantly more likely to die in the first two days after their birth. The estimates suggest that babies of obese mothers had about 50% greater odds of their baby dying in the first 4 weeks of life adjusted odds ratio 1.46 than women who were of optimum weight, even after adjusting for certain factors known to affect the risk of neonatal death including maternal age, educational level, and birth order. This association was strongest in the first 2 days of life when the odds of neonatal death was 62% greater for obese women and 32% high...
http://who.int/pmnch/media/news/2012/20121123_maternal_obesity/en/
*  .. Here It Is, the “Holy Grail” of Obesity Research .. Post navigation
here it is the holy grail of obesity research april health and medicine obesity uctv prime obesity robert lustig skinny on obesity sugar ucsf uctv prime uctv so far on uctv prime sâ the skinny on obesity â â dr robert lustig and his ucsf colleagues have alerted us to the monumental scale of the obesity epidemic it s not just america anymore and the primary culprit overly abundant sugar by now you re probably thinking yeah yeah isn t this just another diet trend we ll all forget about when the next big fad comes along perhaps you ll change your tune after watching the third episode in the part series hunger and hormones a vicious cycle in which dr lustig asserts that the cause of widespread obesity isn t just about diet or exercise for that matter it s about the body s biochemical reaction to the global industral diet something that science is just now able to understand within their grasp lustig says is the holy grail of obesity research that provides a scientific rationale for why in the last years such larg...
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*  Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit
... Washington's Plan. Using the Plan. The Health of Washington. Access to Health Promoting Foods. Low-Cost Opportunities for Physical Activity. Physical Activity for Children. Active Community Environments. Criteria for Nutrition Physical Activity Strategies. Healthy People 2010. Health Fitness: Washington Administrive Code. Defining Healthy Foods. Physical Activity for Healthy Aging. 2008 Nutrition Physical Activity Plan pdf. 2008 Plan Overview pdf. Tools Data. Featured Resources. Data on Nutrition Physical Activity. Past Events. Subscribe. Featured Tools, Resources Data. Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit. Featured Resource Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit. Target Setting Rural communities. Developed BY Developed by the Rural Assistance Center, part of the U.S. The toolkit is designed to help practitioners evaluate opportunities for developing an obesity prevention program and provide resources and best practices developed by successful obesity prevention programs. Module 2: Creating an Obesity Prevention P...
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*  Obesity Leads To More Aggressive Ovarian Cancer, Research Shows -- ScienceDaily
... Obesity Leads To More Aggressive Ovarian Cancer, Research Shows. Date: August 28, 2006 Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Summary: Whether or not a woman is obese will likely affect her outcome once she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Whether or not a woman is obese will likely affect her outcome once she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Comparison of the obese women 35 of 216 to ideal-weight women 108 of 216 showed 29 percent of the obese women and 10 percent of normal-weight women had localized disease. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "Obesity Leads To More Aggressive Ovarian Cancer, Research Shows." ScienceDaily. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Obesity Leads To More Aggressive Ovarian Cancer, Research Shows. Retrieved October 4, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/08/060828074610.htm Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "Obesity Leads To More Aggressive Ovarian Cancer, Resea...
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*  .. Contributors to the Pediatric Obesity Epidemic Part 5: Risk Factors I Missed .. Palatable Food .
← Contributors to the Pediatric Obesity Epidemic Part 4: Adult Obesity, and Relative Contributions of All Risk Factors Free Lecture On Sedentary Behaviour in Fredericton on January 5th →. Contributors to the Pediatric Obesity Epidemic Part 5: Risk Factors I Missed By Travis Saunders, Phd, MSc, CEP Posted: December 16, 2011. Welcome to Part 5 in a series on potential contributors to the pediatric obesity epidemic. This series is based on a recent paper in the journal ISRN Pediatrics, which is available for free here. In Part 4 we looked the the impact of adult obesity, as well as the relative contributions of all the risk factors that we’ve discussed throughout the week. Today we will look at other potential contributors to the pediatric obesity epidemic which I didn’t include in my paper. More Refined Foods. Yesterday Kevin Gelling asked if I would look at vitamin D, and linked to this study suggesting that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased risk of obesity. Although I didn’t include it in my ...
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*  Clinical Obesity Research Panel
... JOBS AT NIDDK. Health Topics Information about diabetes, digestive and liver diseases, kidney diseases, weight control and nutrition, urologic diseases, endocrine and metabolic diseases, and blood diseases La Informaci n de la Salud en Espa ol Enlaces a nuestra informaci n en espa ol sobre la diabetes, enfermedades digestivas y hígado, enfermedades renales, control de peso y la nutrición, enfermedades urol gicas, enfermedades endocrinas y metab licas, y enfermedades hematol gicas Health Statistics Diabetes, digestive, kidney diseases, obesity, weight and more Healthy Moments Radio Broadcast Health tips from Dr. About NIDDK. Rodgers' vision statement, and the Director's Update newsletter Offices Divisions Organizational structure and descriptions of offices and divisions Staff Directory Staff search and staff listed by offices and divisions Budget Legislative Information President's budget request, congressional testimony, and other legislative information Strategic Plans Reports Strategic plans, research...
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*  XM to Focus on Childhood Obesity with Special Programming - SiriusXM Radio
... XM to Focus on Childhood Obesity with Special Programming Programming Addressing National Childhood Epidemic to Air on XM Platform Week of June 9 WASHINGTON, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of the expanding conversation about childhood obesity in the U.S., XM Radio will broadcast dedicated programming exploring the causes, impact and possible solutions to end the growing epidemic that affects as many as one in three children in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keith Ablow and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, "America's Rabbi" and Oprah Friends' on-air host, will join the conversation to discuss family dynamics surrounding childhood obesity and positive ways to talk to children about their eating habits. "The Bob Greene Show" Fridays, 10-11pm ET on XM 156 will feature "Oprah and Friends" resident fitness and nutrition expert Bob Greene in conversation with Congressman Jay Inslee D-WA about policy changes that can ensure the nutritional health of children in the school ...
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*  Childhood Obesity: Scientists Find Two Gene Variants that Predispose Kids to Weight Gain | TIME.com
Childhood Obesity: Scientists Find Two Gene Variants that Predispose Kids to Weight Gain. TIME.com. Time.com. MY ACCOUNT SIGN IN SIGN OUT SUBSCRIBE. Health. Parents. Subscribe Newsletters Feedback Privacy Policy Your California Privacy Rights Terms of Use Ad Choices. 2015 Time Inc. Subscribe. Sign In Subscribe. Obesity. Childhood Obesity: Scientists Find Two Gene Variants that Predispose Kids to Weight Gain. Study Finds Gene Variants Behind Childhood Obesity Risk USA Today. 2 Childhood Obesity Genes Discovered FOX News. Genes Found To Increase Childhood Obesity Risk CNN. Follow @TIMEHealth. While environmental factors can have a profound effect on children s weight, researchers also know that genes increase susceptibility to weight gain, and in a recent study, scientists found two gene variants that appear to play a large role in predisposing some children to obesity more than others. It is clear from our research that there is a genetic signature to childhood obesity. Previous research on the genetics of obe...
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*  Driving Food Marketers to Accelerate Progress on Childhood Obesity - by Hank Cardello
... Skip to main content. Topics Policy Centers. . Home Research Experts Events About Support. Facebook Twitter YouTube. Menu. Hudson Institute. Hudson Institute. Topics Policy Centers. Topics Centers. Search research, experts, topics, or events. Open search. Driving Food Marketers to Accelerate Progress on Childhood Obesity. Hank Cardello. View PDF. Hank Cardello. Director, Obesity Solutions Initiative. April 5th, 2011 Presentation to the NCCOR Food Marketing Roundtable. Topics. Economics. Food Policy and Obesity. Email. Print. Facebook. Twitter. Tweet. Topics. Economics. Health Care. Human Rights. National Security. Culture & Social Policy. Energy and Environmental Policy. Government and Politics. International Relations. Legal Affairs & Criminal Justice. Policy Centers. Center for the Economics of the Internet. Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. Center for Religious Freedom. Center for Global Prosperity. Initiative on Future Innovation. Obesity Solutions Initiative. Bradley Center for Philanthropy & Civ...
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*  Driving Food Marketers to Accelerate Progress on Childhood Obesity - by Hank Cardello
... Skip to main content. Topics Policy Centers. . Home Research Experts Events About Support. Facebook Twitter YouTube. Menu. Hudson Institute. Hudson Institute. Topics Policy Centers. Topics Centers. Search research, experts, topics, or events. Open search. Driving Food Marketers to Accelerate Progress on Childhood Obesity. Hank Cardello. View PDF. Hank Cardello. Director, Obesity Solutions Initiative. April 5th, 2011 Presentation to the NCCOR Food Marketing Roundtable. Topics. Economics. Food Policy and Obesity. Email. Print. Google +. Facebook. Twitter. Tweet. Topics. Economics. Health Care. Human Rights. National Security. Culture & Social Policy. Energy and Environmental Policy. Government and Politics. International Relations. Legal Affairs & Criminal Justice. Technology & Applied Science. Policy Centers. Center for the Economics of the Internet. Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. Center for Religious Freedom. Center for Global Prosperity. Initiative on Future Innovation. Obesity Solutions Initiativ...
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*  Obesity Facts
Prevention & Healthy Living. Obesity Home. The importance of a healthy weight. Childhood obesity. Healthy eating. Early childhood nutrition and physical activity. Overweight and Obesity Prevention: Fact Sheets and Data Overweight and Obesity Fact Sheet PDF 228KB/2 pages More than two-thirds of U.S. adults and almost one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, and since 1980 obesity have doubled for adults and for children tripled. Children and Adolescent Overweight Fact Sheet PDF 671KB/2 pages The number of overweight children has increased at an alarming rate. Between 1980 and 2007-08, overweight has tripled in youth 6-11 years of age and more than tripled among youth 12-19 years of age. Measuring Overweight and Obesity What is meant by obese and overweight, and how it is different for children. Minnesota Plan to Reduce Obesity and Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases 2008-2013: Promoting Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Healthy Weight Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System BRFSS ...
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*  Prevention on childhood obesity
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*  gms | GMS Psycho-Social-Medicine | Body weight changes and outpatient medical care utilisation: Resu
, Against this background, the present prospective cohort study reports data from a population sample of adults from Germany followed-up over a 7- to 10-year period and stratified into groups by baseline BMI and change in BMI four weight maintenance in terms of normal weight, preobesity, moderate obesity or severe obesity both at baseline and follow-up, respectively, three weight loss groups in terms of severe obesity at baseline and below at follow-up, moderate obesity at baseline and below at follow-up, or preobesity at baseline and normal weight at follow-up, and three weight gain groups in terms of normal weight at baseline and higher at follow-up, preobesity at baseline and higher at follow-up, or moderate obesity at baseline and severe obesity at follow-up. Regarding the impact of BMI development on GP utilisation, Model 2, which did not control for physical comorbidities, showed that participants who remained in the same overweight category preobesity, moderate obesity, severe obesity reported signific...
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*  Nutrition Obesity Research Centers P30 - Federal Grant
... Nutrition Obesity Research Centers P30. Nutrition Obesity Research Centers P30 : This FOA issued by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, invites grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated program of nutrition and/or obesity-research. Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health. Applicants Eligible for this Grant State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments Federally recognized - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations other than Federally recognized tribal governments - Nonprofits having a 501 c 3 status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 c 3 status with the IRS, ...
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*  Classification of obesity
NHLBI p.xiv Other measurements of fat distribution include the waist–hip ratio and body fat percentage. Normal weight obesity is a condition of having normal body weight, but high body fat percentages with the same health risks of obesity. BMI Waist circumference and waist–hip ratio Body fat percentage Childhood obesity References. Body mass index. 9 The preferred obesity metric in scholarly circles is the body fat percentage BF% - the ratio of the total weight of person's fat to his or her body weight, and BMI is viewed merely as a way to approximate BF%. However, accurate measurement of body fat percentage is much more difficult than measurement of BMI. Other proposed but less common obesity measures include waist circumference and waist–hip ratio. Waist circumference and waist–hip ratio. In the United States a waist circumference of >102 cm ~40" in men and >88 cm ~34.5" in women. or the waist–hip ratio the circumference of the waist divided by that of the hips of >0.9 for men and >0.85 for women are used t...
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*  .. Monthly Archives: March 2012 .. IOM publishes presentations from NCCOR
Monthly Archives: March 2012. IOM publishes presentations from NCCOR members in new report. Posted on. March 30, 2012. by. Coordinating Center. Reply. The Institute of Medicine IOM recently published a report of the presentations and discussions at its Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention Workshop. The report features presentations from three members of the National Collaborative for Childhood Obesity Research NCCOR : Susan Krebs-Smith NIH-NCI, Robin McKinnon NIH-NCI, and Laura Kettel Khan CDC-DNPAO. Continue reading →. Posted in NCCOR. Tagged CDC, NIH. Have a comment. Welcome to the new and improved www.nccor.org. Posted on. March 29, 2012. by. Coordinating Center. Reply. The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research NCCOR has redesigned, updated, and enhanced its website to improve usability, communication flow, and user engagement. The move takes advantage of newer communication channels to improve the Collaborative’s reach and positions www.nccor.org as the resource for childhood obesity ...
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Post navigation ← Older posts Newer posts → NCCOR Envision members help inform new recommendations on managing children’s weight Posted on. Coordinating Center. Continue reading →. Coordinating Center. Continue reading →. Tagged built environment, green health, healthy eating, school cafeteria. Coordinating Center. Continue reading →. Tagged brainstorming session, childhood obesity leaders, podcast. Coordinating Center. Continue reading →. Tagged communication tools, Healthy Eating Index, NCCOR, translational research. Coordinating Center. The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research NCCOR is pleased to announce the addition of two data collections to its list of resources from NCCOR members: the Data Hub, and the Health Indicator Sortable Stats. Continue reading →. Coordinating Center. Several members of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research NCCOR were recognized for their “innovative ideas to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.” Continue reading →. Coordinating Center...
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*  In terms of its prevalence, obesity is the leading disease : GMAT Reading Comprehension (RC)
In terms of its prevalence, obesity is the leading disease : GMAT Reading Comprehension RC. MBA Prep School. Prep MBA. You are here: GMAT Club Forum Index GMAT GMAT Verbal Section GMAT Reading Comprehension RC. In terms of its prevalence, obesity is the leading disease in the United States. 6 The author mentions that “cancer is more curable” (line 27) than obesity in order to (A) underscore the point that obesity is the leading disease in the United States (B) support the conclusion that it is easier to keep people from becoming obese than it is to cure them once they are (C) discourage obese people from trying to lose weight (D) demonstrate by analogy that more money should be spent on obesity research (E) refute the contention that the causes of obesity are purely physiological Spoiler: B. The author mentions that “cancer is more curable” line 27 than obesity in order to A underscore the point that obesity is the leading disease in the United States B support ...
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*  Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
... February 10, 2010 in Medicine Health / Health Both genetics and parents who comfort their infants with food are the focus of a study funded for $1 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestion and Kidney Disease investigating risk factors for childhood obesity. "It may be, with some children, that using food as a means of soothing distress promotes the association of food with emotional comfort, a characteristic of emotional eaters that is associated with adult obesity ." One goal of Stifter's study is to provide a detailed description of how and when parents use feeding to soothe infants and its relation to weight gain in infancy. Rapid weight gain in infancy has been linked to childhood obesity. "What is known is that food, especially that containing sugar, has an immediate effect on infant distress and that many middle-income and lower-income mothers endorse using food to soothe an infant's distress." To see how parents respond to their infants' distress, researchers will go with familie...
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*  .. Thinking Big about Obesity .. Thinking Big about Obesity:Building Team Science Initiatives at U
You are here: Home / Thinking Big about Obesity. Thinking Big about Obesity. Thinking Big about Obesity: Building Team Science Initiatives at UConn and UConn Health. A free, full-day workshop with associated grant funding opportunities Rare Opportunity: Event facilitated by three leading scientific experts from the NIH. Monday, April 28, 2014. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Rome Commons Ballroom, UConn Storrs Campus Breakfast, lunch, and free parking. Does your research focus on obesity. Does your research have obesity-related applications. Are you looking to break into the field of obesity research. If you answered “yes” to any of the above, we want you. Join the CICATS/CHIP Obesity Research Interest Group ORIG for an exciting full-day workshop aimed at developing transdisciplinary collaborations in obesity research. Whether you’re new to obesity research or have been doing it for decades, whether you’re a tenured professor, graduate student, or community partner — we encourage you to attend. Led by team scienc...
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*  Obesity risk factors - Obesity - C-Health
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*  Obesity in France
... ' Obesity in France ' has been increasingly cited as a major health issue in recent years. It is now considered a political issue whereas before it would have been an issue reported on television talk shows or in women's magazines just a few years prior. Obesity in children is growing at a faster rate than obesity in adults. Stereotype Causes Effects Action Statistics Forbes 2007 ranking. 2 However, France has the lowest obesity rate in Europe. Fifty-one percent of the population here is considered either overweight or obese. Obesity in France has been increasingly cited as a major health issue in recent years. It is now considered a political issue whereas before it would have been an issue reported on television talk shows or in women's magazines just a few years prior. 4 France became the first European Union country to state that childhood obesity rates have started to level off while drastic increase in childhood obesity rates continue in most European countries. France is approximately ranked in th...
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*  .. Childhood obesity cause for concern
You are here: Home / News / Healthcare / Childhood obesity cause for concern. Childhood obesity cause for concern. April 19, 2012. The incidence of childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years, according to data developed by UnitedHealthcare. Since 1980, the incidence of childhood obesity in children between 6 and 11 years old has jumped from 7 percent to 20 percent; and among children 12-19 years old, the incidence of obesity has ballooned from 5 percent to 18 percent. More than one-third of children and adolescents are considered obese or overweight, according to the Mayo Clinc. Â. Physicians consider a child obese if their body mass index BMI is at or above the 95th percentile for children of the same age and sex. This means that when compared to other children of the same age and height, 95 percent have a lower BMI. Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition not only because of the immediate effects on a child’s health, but because of the long-term effects as well, says UnitedHe...
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*  RTI International - Stopping Increase in Obesity Rates Could Save Nearly $550 Billion in Two Decades
... May 7, 2012 Stopping Increase in Obesity Rates Could Save Nearly $550 Billion in Two Decades Highlights A new study found holding obesity rates steady could save nearly $550 billion by 2030 While obesity rates are slowing, the study forecasts they will rise to 42 percent in two decades The study also predicts that the number of individuals with severe obesity will more than double by 2030 The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Duke University and RTI International. Preventing obesity rates from increasing could save nearly $550 billion in medical expenditures over the next two decades, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Duke University and RTI International. The study, Obesity and Severe Obesity Forecasts through 2030, appears online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and was released at CDC's Weight of the Nation conference in Washington, D.C. Although the study finds that annual increases...
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*  Free CHILD Obesity Essays and Papers
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*  Obesity Reviews - Volume 12, Issue 4 - April 2011 - Wiley Online Library
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*  News Brief: Childhood Obesity Task Force Unveils Action Plan — Solving the Problem of Childhood Ob
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*  Psych Central - Obesity levels in US are grossly underestimated
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*  Teen athletes have healthier eating habits
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*  Obesity Solutions - Five Tips to Fight Childhood Obesity! - lisahumphrey.com
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Classification of obesity: Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it has an adverse effect on health.WHO 2000 p.Abdominal obesityOverweight PoochAdipose tissue macrophages: Adipose tissue macrophages (abbr. ATMs) comprise tissue resident macrophages present in adipose tissue.LeptinQRISK: QRISK2 (the most recent version of QRISK) is a prediction algorithm for cardiovascular disease (CVD) that uses traditional risk factors (age, systolic blood pressure, smoking status and ratio of total serum cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol) together with body mass index, ethnicity, measures of deprivation, family history, chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus, and antihypertensive treatment.Management of obesity: The main treatment for obesity consists of dieting and physical exercise. Diet programs may produce weight loss over the short term, but maintaining this weight loss is frequently difficult and often requires making exercise and a lower calorie diet a permanent part of an individual's lifestyle.Anti-obesity medication: Anti-obesity medication or weight loss drugs are all pharmacological agents that reduce or control weight. These drugs alter one of the fundamental processes of the human body, weight regulation, by altering either appetite, or absorption of calories.Mayo Clinic Diet: The Mayo Clinic Diet is a diet created by Mayo Clinic. Prior to this, use of that term was generally connected to fad diets which had no association with Mayo Clinic.Waist-to-height ratio: A person's waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), also called waist-to-stature ratio (WSR), is defined as their waist circumference divided by their height, both measured in the same units. The WHtR is a measure of the distribution of body fat.National Cholesterol Education Program: The National Cholesterol Education Program is a program managed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Its goal is to reduce increased cardiovascular disease rates due to hypercholesterolemia (elevated cholesterol levels) in the United States of America.Index of energy articles: This is an index of energy articles.Animal fatOutline of diabetes: The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to diabetes:Obesity hypoventilation syndromeInsulin signal transduction pathway and regulation of blood glucose: The insulin transduction pathway is an important biochemical pathway beginning at the cellular level affecting homeostasis. This pathway is also influenced by fed versus fasting states, stress levels, and a variety of other hormones.PRX-07034: PRX-07034 is a selective 5-HT6 receptor antagonist. It has cognition and memory-enhancing properties and potently decreases food intake and body weight in rodents.List of countries by food energy intake: Food consumption refers to the amount of food available for human consumption as estimated by the FAO Food Balance Sheets. However the actual food consumption may be lower than the quantity shown as food availability depending on the magnitude of wastage and losses of food in the household, e.Blood glucose monitoring: Blood glucose monitoring is a way of testing the concentration of glucose in the blood (glycemia). Particularly important in the care of diabetes mellitus, a blood glucose test is performed by piercing the skin (typically, on the finger) to draw blood, then applying the blood to a chemically active disposable 'test-strip'.Obesity Treatments and Medical Research: Obesity and its associated diseases are now one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the scale of this problem, successful preventative and treatment options for overweight and obesity remain limited.List of Parliamentary constituencies in Kent: The ceremonial county of Kent,High-intensity interval training: High-intensity interval training (HIIT), also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise.Adipokine: The adipokines, or adipocytokines (Greek adipo-, fat; cytos-, cell; and -kinos, movement) are cytokines (cell signaling proteins) secreted by adipose tissue. The first adipokine to be discovered was leptin in 1994.Permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus: A newly identified and potentially treatable form of monogenic diabetes is the neonatal diabetes caused by activating mutations of the KCNJ11 gene, which codes for the Kir6.2 subunit of the beta cell KATP channel.Adiponectin: Adiponectin (also referred to as GBP-28, apM1, AdipoQ and Acrp30) is a protein which in humans is encoded by the ADIPOQ gene. It is involved in regulating glucose levels as well as fatty acid breakdown.Fatty liverTriglycerideHeartScore: HeartScore is a cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management tool developed by the European Society of Cardiology, aimed at supporting clinicians in optimising individual cardiovascular risk reduction.Lipotoxicity: Lipotoxicity is a metabolic syndrome that results from the accumulation of lipid intermediates in non-adipose tissue, leading to cellular dysfunction and death. The tissues normally affected include the kidneys, liver, heart and skeletal muscle.Age adjustment: In epidemiology and demography, age adjustment, also called age standardization, is a technique used to allow populations to be compared when the age profiles of the populations are quite different.Gastric bypass surgeryVertical banded gastroplasty surgeryHypertensionWaterladder pumpLifestyle management programme: A lifestyle management programme (also referred to as a health promotion programme, health behaviour change programme, lifestyle improvement programme or wellness programme) is an intervention designed to promote positive lifestyle and behaviour change and is widely used in the field of health promotion.Adipogenesis: Adipogenesis is the process of cell differentiation by which preadipocytes become adipocytes. Adipogenesis has been one of the most intensively studied models of cellular differentiation.Lipid droplet: Lipid droplets, also referred to as lipid bodies, oil bodies or adiposomes, are lipid-rich cellular organelles that regulate the storage and hydrolysis of neutral lipids and are found largely in the adipose tissue.Mobilization and cellular uptake of stored fats and triacylglycerol (with Animation) They also serve as a reservoir for cholesterol and acyl-glycerols for membrane formation and maintenance.Inflammation: Inflammation (Latin, [is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogen]s, damaged cells, or irritants.Dieter Weichert: Dieter Weichert (born 1948) is a German mechanical engineer specialising in solid mechanics and polymer rheology. Since 1995 he is the Director of the Institute for General Mechanics of RWTH Aachen.Behavior: Behavior or behaviour (see spelling differences) is the range of actions and [made by individuals, organism]s, [[systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with themselves or their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the (inanimate) physical environment. It is the response of the system or organism to various stimuli or inputs, whether [or external], [[conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary.Nested case-control study: A nested case control (NCC) study is a variation of a case-control study in which only a subset of controls from the cohort are compared to the incident cases. In a case-cohort study, all incident cases in the cohort are compared to a random subset of participants who do not develop the disease of interest.Comorbidity: In medicine, comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional disorders (or diseases) co-occurring with a primary disease or disorder; or the effect of such additional disorders or diseases. The additional disorder may also be a behavioral or mental disorder.Closed-ended question: A closed-ended question is a question format that limits respondents with a list of answer choices from which they must choose to answer the question.Dillman D.Overnutrition: Overnutrition or hyperalimentation is a form of malnutrition in which the intake of nutrients is oversupplied. The amount of nutrients exceeds the amount required for normal growth, development, and metabolism.TiflorexAgouti gene: The Agouti gene is responsible for determining whether a mammal's coat is banded (agouti) or of a solid color (non-agouti). The chief product of the Agouti gene is Agouti signalling peptide (ASP), but there are a number of alternative splice products.Gross pathology: Gross pathology refers to macroscopic manifestations of disease in organs, tissues, and body cavities. The term is commonly used by anatomical pathologists to refer to diagnostically useful findings made during the gross examination portion of surgical specimen processing or an autopsy.Emergency (UK television programme): Emergency was a twentieth century UK television programme presented by Sue Robbie where a panel of experts gave advice on emergency situations. The programme was produced by David Crossman, and was an Action Time production for This Morning and Granada Television.

(1/23597) Leptin suppression of insulin secretion and gene expression in human pancreatic islets: implications for the development of adipogenic diabetes mellitus.

Previously we demonstrated the expression of the long form of the leptin receptor in rodent pancreatic beta-cells and an inhibition of insulin secretion by leptin via activation of ATP-sensitive potassium channels. Here we examine pancreatic islets isolated from pancreata of human donors for their responses to leptin. The presence of leptin receptors on islet beta-cells was demonstrated by double fluorescence confocal microscopy after binding of a fluorescent derivative of human leptin (Cy3-leptin). Leptin (6.25 nM) suppressed insulin secretion of normal islets by 20% at 5.6 mM glucose. Intracellular calcium responses to 16.7 mM glucose were rapidly reduced by leptin. Proinsulin messenger ribonucleic acid expression in islets was inhibited by leptin at 11.1 mM, but not at 5.6 mM glucose. Leptin also reduced proinsulin messenger ribonucleic acid levels that were increased in islets by treatment with 10 nM glucagon-like peptide-1 in the presence of either 5.6 or 11.1 mM glucose. These findings demonstrate direct suppressive effects of leptin on insulin-producing beta-cells in human islets at the levels of both stimulus-secretion coupling and gene expression. The findings also further indicate the existence of an adipoinsular axis in humans in which insulin stimulates leptin production in adipocytes and leptin inhibits the production of insulin in beta-cells. We suggest that dysregulation of the adipoinsular axis in obese individuals due to defective leptin reception by beta-cells may result in chronic hyperinsulinemia and may contribute to the pathogenesis of adipogenic diabetes.  (+info)

(2/23597) DEF-1, a novel Src SH3 binding protein that promotes adipogenesis in fibroblastic cell lines.

The Src homology 3 (SH3) motif is found in numerous signal transduction proteins involved in cellular growth and differentiation. We have purified and cloned a novel protein, DEF-1 (differentiation-enhancing factor), from bovine brain by using a Src SH3 affinity column. Ectopic expression of DEF-1 in fibroblasts resulted in the differentiation of a significant fraction of the culture into adipocytes. This phenotype appears to be related to the induction of the transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma), since DEF-1 NIH 3T3 cells demonstrated augmented levels of PPARgamma mRNA and, when treated with activating PPARgamma ligands, efficient induction of differentiation. Further evidence for a role for DEF-1 in adipogenesis was provided by heightened expression of DEF-1 mRNA in adipose tissue isolated from obese and diabetes mice compared to that in tissue isolated from wild-type mice. However, DEF-1 mRNA was detected in multiple tissues, suggesting that the signal transduction pathway(s) in which DEF-1 is involved is not limited to adipogenesis. These results suggest that DEF-1 is an important component of a signal transduction process that is involved in the differentiation of fibroblasts and possibly of other types of cells.  (+info)

(3/23597) Low calorie diet enhances renal, hemodynamic, and humoral effects of exogenous atrial natriuretic peptide in obese hypertensives.

The expression of the natriuretic peptide clearance receptor is abundant in human and rat adipose tissue, where it is specifically inhibited by fasting. In obese hypertensives, plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) levels were found to be lower than in obese normotensives. Therefore, the increased adipose mass might influence ANP levels and/or its biological activity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the humoral, hemodynamic, and renal effects of exogenous ANP in obese hypertensives might be enhanced by a very low calorie diet. Eight obese hypertensives received a bolus injection of ANP (0.6 mg/kg) after 2 weeks of a normal calorie/normal sodium diet, and blood pressure (BP), heart rate, ANP, cGMP, plasma renin activity, and aldosterone were evaluated for 2 hours before and after the injection. Diuresis and natriuresis were measured every 30 minutes. The patients then started a low calorie/normal sodium diet (510 kcal/150 mmol/d) for 4 days, and then the ANP injection protocol was repeated. The low calorie diet induced a slight weight loss (from 90.6+/-1.1 to 87. 7+/-1.2 kg; P<0.01), which was accompanied by increase of cGMP excretion (from 146.0+/-10.1 to 154.5+/-9.5 nmol/24 h; P<0.05) together with a reduction of BP (P<0.01 versus basal levels). ANP injection after diet was followed by an increase of ANP levels similar to that observed before diet, but plasma cGMP, diuresis, and natriuresis increased significantly only after diet. Similarly, the decrease of BP after ANP administration was significantly higher after diet (change in mean arterial pressure, -6.4+/-0.7 versus -4. 0+/-0.6 mm Hg; P<0.05) as well as that of aldosterone (P<0.01). These data show that a low calorie diet enhances the humoral, renal, and hemodynamic effects of ANP in obese hypertensives and confirm the importance of caloric intake in modulating the biological activity of ANP, suggesting that the natriuretic peptide system can play a role in the acute changes of natriuresis and diuresis associated with caloric restriction.  (+info)

(4/23597) Relation between obesity and breast cancer in young women.

This study was conducted to assess the relation between body size and risk of breast cancer among young women. A case-control study was conducted among women aged 21-45 years living in three counties in Washington State. Cases were women born after 1944 with invasive or in situ breast cancer that was diagnosed between January 1, 1983, and April 30, 1990. Controls were selected using random digit dialing and were frequency-matched to cases on the basis of age and county of residence. Interviews took place between 1986 and 1992. Body size was evaluated using indices from several different time periods. After adjustment for confounders, a decreased risk of breast cancer was found for women in the highest quintile of body mass index (weight (kg)/height (m)2) as compared with the lowest quintile (for maximum lifetime body mass index, odds ratio = 0.69, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.51-0.94). Age modified the relation between body size and risk of breast cancer. The odds ratio for women in the highest quintile of maximum body mass index who were aged 21-35 years was 0.29 (95% CI 0.16-0.55), as compared with an odds ratio of 1.5 for women aged 36-45 years (95% CI 0.9-2.5) (p for interaction = 0.003). This study supports prior research showing a decreased risk of breast cancer associated with increased body size among premenopausal or young women. More detailed analysis in this study found a strong effect that was limited to the youngest age group (< or = 35 years).  (+info)

(5/23597) Obesity induces expression of uncoupling protein-2 in hepatocytes and promotes liver ATP depletion.

Uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) uncouples respiration from oxidative phosphorylation and may contribute to obesity through effects on energy metabolism. Because basal metabolic rate is decreased in obesity, UCP2 expression is predicted to be reduced. Paradoxically, hepatic expression of UCP2 mRNA is increased in genetically obese (ob/ob) mice. In situ hybridization and immunohistochemical analysis of ob/ob livers demonstrate that UCP2 mRNA and protein expression are increased in hepatocytes, which do not express UCP2 in lean mice. Mitochondria isolated from ob/ob livers exhibit an increased rate of H+ leak which partially dissipates the mitochondrial membrane potential when the rate of electron transport is suppressed. In addition, hepatic ATP stores are reduced and these livers are more vulnerable to necrosis after transient hepatic ischemia. Hence, hepatocytes adapt to obesity by up-regulating UCP2. However, because this decreases the efficiency of energy trapping, the cells become vulnerable to ATP depletion when energy needs increase acutely.  (+info)

(6/23597) Descriptive analysis of eating regulation in obese and nonobese children.

Bite rate, sip rate, and concurrent activities of six 7-yr-old children, three obese and three nonobese, were observed at lunchtime over a six-month period. A procedure for decreasing bite rate, putting eating utensils down between bites, was implemented in a multiple-baseline across-subjects design. Sip rates and concurrent activities were observed to assess behavioral covariations. In addition, bite rate and amount of food completed were computed over six food categories to analyze food preferences. Results indicated the control of bite rate acorss all subjects, with a significant reduction in amount of food consumed. Correlations between the response classes indicated they were at least partially independent. Differences in eating behavior of obese and nonobese subjects were observed for breadstuffs and milk drinking.  (+info)

(7/23597) Divergent effects of intracerebroventricular and peripheral leptin administration on feeding and hypothalamic neuropeptide Y in lean and obese (fa/fa) Zucker rats.

Leptin inhibits feeding and decreases body weight. It may act partly by inhibiting hypothalamic neurons that express neuropeptide Y, a powerful inducer of feeding and obesity. These neuropeptide Y neurons express the Ob-Rb leptin receptor and are overactive in the fatty (fa/fa) Zucker rat. The fa mutation affects the extracellular domain of the leptin receptor, but its impact on leptin action and neuropeptide Y neuronal activity is not fully known. We compared the effects of three doses of leptin given intracerebroventricularly and three doses of leptin injected intraperitoneally on food intake and hypothalamic neuropeptide Y mRNA, in lean and fatty Zucker rats. In lean rats, 4-h food intake was reduced in a dose-related fashion (P<0.01) by all intracerebroventricular leptin doses and by intraperitoneal doses of 300 and 600 microg/kg. Neuropeptide Y mRNA levels were reduced by 28% and 21% after the highest intracerebroventricular and intraperitoneal doses respectively (P<0. 01 for both). In fatty rats, only the highest intracerebroventricular leptin dose reduced food intake (by 22%; P<0. 01). Neuropeptide Y mRNA levels were 100% higher in fatty rats than in lean animals, and were reduced by 18% (P<0.01) after the highest intracerebroventricular leptin dose. Intraperitoneal injection had no effect on food intake and neuropeptide Y mRNA. The fa/fa Zucker rat is therefore less sensitive to leptin given intracerebroventricularly and particularly intraperitoneally, suggesting that the fa mutation interferes both with leptin's direct effects on neurons and its transport into the central nervous system. Obesity in the fa/fa Zucker rat may be partly due to the inability of leptin to inhibit hypothalamic neuropeptide Y neurons.  (+info)

(8/23597) No association between the -308 polymorphism in the tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) promoter region and polycystic ovaries.

The tumour necrosis factor (TNF)2 allele appears to be linked with increased insulin resistance and obesity, conditions often found in overweight patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The significance of TNFalpha polymorphism in relation to the clinical and biochemical parameters associated with PCOS was investigated in 122 well-characterized patients with polycystic ovaries (PCO). Of these, 84 had an abnormal menstrual cycle and were classified as having PCOS, while the remaining 38 had a normal menstrual cycle and were classified as having PCO. There were a further 28 individuals without PCO (non-PCO) and 108 individuals whose PCO status was undetermined (reference population). The promoter region of the TNFalpha gene was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and the presence or absence of the polymorphism at -308 was determined by single-strand conformational polymorphism (SSCP) analysis. The less common TNF allele (TNF2) was found as TNF1/2 or TNF2/2 in 11/38 (29%) of PCO subjects, 25/84 (30%) of PCOS subjects, 7/28 (25%) of non-PCO subjects, and 45/108 (42%) of the reference population. There was no significant difference in the incidence of the TNF2 allele between the groups. The relationship of TNF genotype to clinical and biochemical parameters was examined. In both the PCO group and the PCOS group, the presence of the TNF2 allele was significantly associated with lower glucose values obtained from the glucose tolerance testing (P<0.05). The TNF genotype was not significantly associated with any clinical or biochemical parameter measured in the PCO, PCOS or non-PCOS groups. Thus, the TNFalpha -308 polymorphism does not appear to strongly influence genetic susceptibility to polycystic ovaries.  (+info)


Obesity???


I would like to know where I can find an entire list of every single complication that can be caused by obesity. If no such list exists, please tell me how many medical complications can be caused by obesity.
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I don't know where there is a list, but here are a few I know:

1. Diabetes
2. Hyperlipidemia
3. Blood circulation diseases like arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, and palsy
4. Skin disease
5. Joint problems, back, knee, and ankle pain
6. Liver disease
7. Cholelithiasis
8. Menstrual abnormalities
9. Female infertility
10. Breast cancer - autodiagnosis
11. Endometrium cancer
12. Decline in libido
13. Mental stress
14. kidney disease
15. osteoarthritis
16. obstructive sleep apnea
17, stroke


obesity..........?


what do you think of obesity?
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Uhm ~ I think it's a problem nowadays. But I do think it's sad how so many companies are also promoting all those icky foods, convenience things, and portion sizes that caused all the weight gain. Like video games and such.

But I also think it's great that a lot of my friends who are overweight are really trying to lose weight. I have a lot of respect for people who choose to lose weight.


OBESITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!?


ok...i have this book report due tomoorow on obesity and i left my book at home....so heres the quetion what is two other things besides heart dieasese that obesity can cause?????plz help fast!=}
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Coronary heart disease 
Type 2 diabetes 
Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon) 
Hypertension (high blood pressure) 
Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides) 
Stroke 
Liver and Gallbladder disease 
Sleep apnea and respiratory problems 
Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint) 
Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility) 



<3 :)


How is Childhood Obesity a present and future threat to america?


I am doing a research paper on chilhood obesity for my english class. I already have the causes, effects,prevention, and statistics of childhood obesity. All i need to write now is how childhood obesity is a present and future threat to america. Any ideas or links to articles will be greatly appreciated.
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Rather or not one supports the currents wars that America is in, we do need a military and the obesity of children will threaten our ability to protect ourselves in the future.  The military has released reports stating a lot of recruits have been turned away due to their physical condition.

Also, being overweight increases the health problems in kids which could lead to more days missed at school.  Our education system is already struggling to educate kids so the more school a kid misses do to illnesses, the least likely he/she is going to grow up to be a doctor, engineer, scientist, inventor, etc.  Then there's payment of the illnesses, cost of insurance will go up for everyone.  

So not only will be not be able to protect ourselves from outside forces, we won't be able to support or care for ourselves, we will be at the mercy of other powerful nations, and that is never a good thing.


What are the health risks and benefits of obesity ?


I wondered if many of the health risks of obesity are myths, and if not, is it  possible to be healthy and fit, with weight reduction ?  I was thinking about Paul Campos book, the Obesity Myth.
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Thereis no benefit to being obese...it will KILL you


My mama died from obesity heart disease, how the hell is that benifit

It took 6 paramedics and two stretchers to carry her on the ambolance...


What is a good way to prevent obesity through school lunches?


I need a good way to prevent obesity for students (food-wise)
I already though of removing vending machines and making healthier lunches, but I need just one more solution.
I'd appreciate your help!
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Our local schools have sugar laden chocolate milk, strawberry milk and whole milk as milk choices with lunch. If yours does also, simply offering only low fat and skim milk would be suggestion. Getting rid of desserts other than fresh fruit (and possibly canned fruit packed in juice only, no sugar) with school lunches would be another.


What are some reasons why the occurrence of obesity in children is increasing?


What are some of the long term consequences that these children can face in their lifetime?  What does the Web site tell you about obesity that you were not aware of before? Explain what you have learned.
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because the parents dont really care what goes in their bodies.
these children basically feed themselves, eating what ever is on the counter. meaning chips, cookies, and juices from the fridge. 
pop, snacks.
its really sad, i have a cousin like this. she's 4.
i feel so bad for her, cause she the sweetest little thing.


What is the largest charity associated with Childhood Obesity?


I've recently come into a good deal of money and wanted to donate a portion of it into the following categories, as I find them to be very important:
1) Childhood Obesity
2) Breast Cancer
3) Heart Disease
4) Rain Forest

If anyone can supply information for these categories, I'd be very grateful. I have already checked out a few places, but I want to see if I missed anything. Thank you.
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Great question!  Always look for local charities and grassroots organizations that have fewer ties with corporate business.  For example, American Heart Association gets lots of money from big business and rich doctors who make millions from expensive heart surguries that people may not even need...