The Hadza people of Tanzania walk 4-7 miles and more than two hours each day — more exercise than many Americans get in a week. Yet they don’t burn more calories. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. Credit: Andreas Lederer via Wikimedia Commons If you vowed to exercise more in an effort to lose weight this […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers A new 21-year longitudinal study identified multiple risk factors related to the family and home environment associated with the timing and faster increase in body mass increase (BMI), ultimately leading to overweight or obesity in adulthood. The effects of the home and family characteristics on BMI can emerge as […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study from the University of Bristol supports body mass index (BMI) as a useful tool for assessing obesity and health. A simple measure based on weight and height, BMI is widely used to assess if a person is of a healthy weight. But its reliability as a health measure […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain It is well known that poorer Americans are more likely to be obese or suffer from diabetes; there is a strong negative correlation between household income and both obesity and diabetes. This negative correlation, however, has only developed in the past 30 years, according to researchers in Tennessee and London. Since […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Exposure to air pollution, particularly at school, could be associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity during childhood. This is the conclusion of a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa”, performed with 2,660 children between 7 and 10 years of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Overweight and obesity often continue for generations in families. The links can be genetic, but are also related to family relationships and lifestyle habits. “Parents have a major impact on their children’s health and lifestyle. Behaviours that lead to obesity are easily transferred from parent to child,” says Marit Næss, laboratory […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Heavyset folks who exercise regularly shouldn’t get discouraged if they can’t seem to shed more weight, no matter how hard they try. A new study suggests that their regular workouts are still contributing to better overall heart health, making them “fat but fit” and helping them live longer. People who are obese-but-fit have lower resting […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realise, according to new research from the University of South Australia. The study investigated the impact of different sitting behaviours – watching television, playing videogames, playing computer, sitting down […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Rutgers study has found a need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions beyond preschool education settings. The paper, which appears in the journal PLOS ONE, reviewed 34 studies of obesity prevention programs and policies spanning pregnancy, infancy and preschool and found that there is a need for culturally adapted, bilingual […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Twelve independent pediatric obesity medicine and surgery specialists, led by experts at Boston Medical Center (BMC), outline an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the use of obesity pharmacotherapy for adolescents in the Obesity research journal. With almost one of five youth struggling with obesity, weight loss medications could be effective […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Childhood overweight and obesity is a serious problem across the United States. Since the 1970s, the percentage of children and adolescents who are overweight has more than tripled, with more than one in six youth obese. While youth in Minnesota as a whole have lower rates of overweight and obesity than […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain During normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra pounds put on during pregnancy will not be lost after childbirth and, in fact, past studies have shown that excessive gestational weight gain is associated with immediate postpartum weight retention. But in a […]Continue Reading ...
You don’t need to hang the mistletoe higher but you might want to skip the holiday cookies. A new report released Thursday shows U.S. adults aren’t getting any taller but they are still getting fatter. The average U.S. adult is overweight and just a few pounds from obese, thanks to average weight increases in all […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Whether you track your diet efforts on paper or with an app, frequent and consistent self-monitoring contributes to success. However, one aspect of recordkeeping—how often to get on the scale—has been the subject of much debate. Daily weigh-ins used to be thought of as negative, capable of discouraging you if the pounds didn’t come off […]Continue Reading ...
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