obesity

Lots of Fruits and Vegetables, but Lots of High-Fat Snacks: Home Food Environment of Overweight Women

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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Philadelphia, PA, May 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The home is an important microenvironment in models of obesity and can trigger behaviors both positively and negatively associated with weight status. With this in mind, a group of researchers from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, and the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia sought to examine the home food environment and determine which aspects are associated with healthy eating in low-income overweight and obese women who receive healthcare through local federally-qualified community health centers.

Obesity Crisis in Gynecologic Cancer

Latest special issue of journal Gynecologic Oncology addresses the impact of obesity on gynecologic cancer patients, oncologists and cancer care delivery systems
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San Diego, March 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The journal Gynecologic Oncology, the official journal of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, is pleased to announce the launch of a special issue on gynecologic cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship in obese women. Working on the special issue, Guest Editors Dr Susan C.

Obese Adolescents Not Getting Enough Sleep? They Could be Increasing Their Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease

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Cincinnati, OH, March 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Lack of sleep and obesity have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in adults and young children.  However, the association is not as clear in adolescents, an age group that is known to lack adequate sleep and have an overweight and obesity prevalence rate of 30% in the US.  In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that cardiometabolic risk in obese adolescents may be predicted by typical sleep patterns.

Disadvantaged, Non-College Bound Young Adults at Risk for Excessive Weight Gain

Nutritionists develop weight management program relevant to low-income population, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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Philadelphia, PA, January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Young adults are at particularly high risk for excessive weight gain.  Although weight gain intervention for young adults attending two- or four-year colleges has been studied extensively, there has been little research into effective weight management programs targeting low-income, non-college bound young adults.

I’ll Have What They’re Having: Study Finds Social Norms Influence Food Choices

I’ll Have What They’re Having: Study Finds Social Norms Influence Food Choices
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Philadelphia, PA, December 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Is obesity a socially transmitted disease? In order to try to find out, researchers in the United Kingdom conducted a systematic review of several experimental studies, each of which examined whether or not providing information about other peoples’ eating habits influences food intake or choices. Their results are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Slower-Paced Meal Reduces Hunger but Affects Calorie Consumption Differently in Normal-Weight and Overweight or Obese Individuals

According to New Study Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Philadelphia, PA, December 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Obesity rates in the United States increased from 14.5% of the population in 1971-1974 to 35.9% of the population in 2009-2010. It’s believed that one contributing factor to expanding waistlines is the reported increase in energy intake. Research suggests that the ability to control energy intake may be affected by the speed at which we eat, and a high eating rate may impair the relationship between the sensory signals and processes that regulate how much we eat.

ARAMARK and CitySquare Bring Health and Wellness Education Programs to Dallas-area Food Desert

Includes the establishment of an ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone at CityWalk@Akard Campus for increased access to produce for low income residents
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Dallas, TX, November 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Residents of downtown Dallas are facing an uphill battle in the fight against obesity. More than 32 percent of the population is considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and the issue is compounded by the lack of access to fresh, healthy food for low-income residents stranded in so-called food deserts.

The Campus Kitchens Project And Sodexo Create Nutrition Education Curriculum For Children

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The Campus Kitchens Project, in partnership with Sodexo, has developed a nutrition education curriculum to empower kids to make healthier food choices and teach them how to prepare nutritious meals at home.

Blog Series - Collective Impact in Public Health

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From Maine to Iowa to California, collective impact is helping to address childhood obesity by facilitating changes in the built environment, regional food systems, school nutrition and physical activity policies, and messaging around nutrition and physical activity, to name but a few intervention strategies.

Overweight Dogs Die Younger

New research highlights the negative effect of being overweight on the lifespan of pet dogs
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October 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Being overweight shortens a dog’s life expectancy according to new research by the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition. Data on a range of popular dog breeds from across the USA showed that dogs that are overweight in middle age have a shorter life expectancy than ideal weight dogs. Specifically, overweight dogs were found to suffer a reduction in life expectancy of up to 10 months compared to ideal weight dogs.

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