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Obesity (INACTIVE)

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  • Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats

    Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats
    Healthcare providers voiced heavy support Thursday for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration plan to declare trans fats an unsafe food additive. "This is long overdue," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a dietitian and wellness expert at the Cleveland Clinic in...
  • Study links obesity and early breast development in girls

    Study links obesity and early breast development in girls
    Epidemic obesity rates are the "prime driver" in a nationwide trend toward earlier and earlier breast development in young girls according to new research. In a paper published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that the average age...
  • Chefs Move to Schools event in Orange produces five new school menu items

    Chefs Move to Schools event in Orange produces five new school menu items
    Items such as the "Funfetti Chicken Bowl" and "Food Truck Burger Sliders" will begin appearing on school lunch menus in Orange County soon, thanks to the fourth round of Chefs Move to Schools recipe collaborations. The program, part of First Lady...
  • Treating PCOS in Adolescent Girls

    Treating PCOS in Adolescent Girls
    If your adolescent daughter has menstrual issues such as infrequent, prolonged or the absence of periods, you should make an appointment with her primary doctor. There are many possible causes for menstrual problems, including a hormonal condition...
  • Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say

    Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say
    Fifteen years after they have weight-loss surgery, almost a third of patients who had Type 2 diabetes at the time they were operated on remain free of the metabolic disorder, a new study says. And six years following such surgery, patients had shaved...
  • Too little sleep linked to heart disease risk

    Too little sleep linked to heart disease risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a large U.S. study, people who tended to get less than six hours of sleep nightly were more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and to be obese. The research is the first to look at differences in...
  • How your company is watching your waistline

    How your company is watching your waistline
    Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
  • Americans exercise more, but are still not losing much weight

    WASHINGTON – Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting health advocates fighting the nation’s obesity crisis. In more than two-thirds of the nation&...
  • Want a well-behaved cat? Start with a socialization class

    These questions are from readers around the globe, suggesting our world is getting smaller every day. Q: I'm a feline/canine behaviorist in France. I'm examining the idea of nursery school for kittens, which I believe you helped to create, called Kitty-...
  • Help your cat beat the battle of the bulge

    Loads of Americans have developed spare tires around their middles, and so have many of our pets. Cats are particularly portly; about 55 percent of tabbies are tubby, says the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Some suggest this is a conservative...
  • 'Biggest Loser' trainer Dolvett Quince on pet fitness

     'Biggest Loser' trainer Dolvett Quince on pet fitness
    Dolvett Quince was well aware of America's obesity problem. After all, he's one of the trainers on NBC's weight loss reality show, "The Biggest Loser." But, until recently, he had no idea that America's bad eating habits were trickling down to its pets....