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'Happier Girl:' Obesity Surgery Already a Boon, Mom Says - NBCNews.com

'Happier Girl:' Obesity Surgery Already a Boon, Mom Says - NBCNews.com | obesity | Scoop.it
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'Happier Girl:' Obesity Surgery Already a Boon, Mom Says
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Alexis Shapiro, 12, of Cibolo, Texas, is improving steadily after weight-loss surgery on March 21.
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This report presents the story of a 12-year-old Texas girl who had weight-loss surgery to correct a rare metabolic problem

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Childhood obesity more expensive than a year of college - SFGate

Childhood obesity more expensive than a year of college - SFGate | obesity | Scoop.it
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Childhood obesity more expensive than a year of college
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The toll childhood obesity takes on Americans' lifelong health is well documented, but new research from Duke University looks at its lifetime monetary price tag.
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New research from Duke University fund that the per-person cost for medical care is more than a year of college. Over a lifetime, an obese child who grows into an obese adult will spend $19,000 more in medical care than a normal-weight child who maintains normal weight as an adult.

 

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Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden - U.S. News & World Report

Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden - U.S. News & World Report | obesity | Scoop.it

Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden
U.S. News & World Report
TUESDAY, April 15, 2014

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This article speaks about a new study which found that severely obese people with vitamin D deficiency may be less mobile than those with normal levels of the vitamin.                    

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How Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Risk - LiveScience.com

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How Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Risk
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This paper presents a new study that suggests women have a certain genetic marker whice may be at increased risk for breast cancer, especially if they are overweight or obese.

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Could father's obesity raise autism risk for kids? - CBS News

Could father's obesity raise autism risk for kids? - CBS News | obesity | Scoop.it
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Could father's obesity raise autism risk for kids?
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Researchers found that of nearly 93,000 Norwegian children they followed, those born to obese dads had double the risk of developing autism.
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Children born to obese fathers, but not obese mothers, may have a slightly higher risk of autism than kids with thinner dads, a large new study suggests.

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Sunny mornings help fight obesity, says study - allvoices

Sunny mornings help fight obesity, says study - allvoices | obesity | Scoop.it
KDramaStars Sunny mornings help fight obesity, says study allvoices Sunshine in the morning has a way of making the day ahead seem more inviting; it can make the difference between walking out your door with a smile on your face and a pep in your...
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This paper presents a new study claims that morning sunlight can lower body fat and reduce overall body mass index (BMI).

Light therapy or simply getting outdoors when the clouds part could provide help in the battle against obesity.

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Men who smoke before puberty may raise obesity risk in future offspring: study - New York Daily News

Men who smoke before puberty may raise obesity risk in future offspring: study - New York Daily News | obesity | Scoop.it
New York Daily News Men who smoke before puberty may raise obesity risk in future offspring: study New York Daily News "This discovery of transgenerational effects has big implications for research into the current rise in obesity and the...
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 This article speaks about a new study which found that men who start smoking before the age of 11 risk having sons who are overweight.

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Certain jobs have stronger link to obesity, study finds - MinnPost.com (blog)

Certain jobs have stronger link to obesity, study finds - MinnPost.com (blog) | obesity | Scoop.it
MinnPost.com (blog) Certain jobs have stronger link to obesity, study finds MinnPost.com (blog) Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States (as well as in other developed nations), and is associated with numerous health problems,...
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This paper presents a study which found that people who work long hours or in a hostile work environment are significantly more likely to be obese.

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Obesity May Be More Likely for Married Men - Guardian Liberty Voice

Obesity May Be More Likely for Married Men - Guardian Liberty Voice | obesity | Scoop.it

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Obesity May Be More Likely for Married Men

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 In this article, I found that while many may think that women are more prone to obesity after getting married, it may in fact be more likely for married men instead. A study, published in the journal Family, Systems & Health, showed that married men were 25 percent more likely to become overweight or obese than their single counterparts.

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Obesity Prevention Programs May Lower Blood Pressure - University Herald

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University Herald Obesity Prevention Programs May Lower Blood Pressure University Herald They found that of the obesity interventions they analyzed 46 percent of them had a favorable effect on both adiposity and blood pressure, and 39 percent had a...
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Researchers from the University of Buffalo and John Hopkins University found that regardless of whether child obesity intervention programs prevented obesity or not, many of them reduce blood pressure in children. They also found that the most effective programs in this regard promoted both healthy eating and physical activity.

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Michelle Obama Introduces Exercise Program To Combat Obesity In Professional Baseball Players

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The video is about a new program initiated by Michelle Obama, that encouraging Major League baseball players to get active and eat a healthy diets.

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Ben Lost 120 Pounds: 'The Key To Transforming Your Physique Is To Transform Your Lifestyle'

Ben Lost 120 Pounds: 'The Key To Transforming Your Physique Is To Transform Your Lifestyle' | obesity | Scoop.it
Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series!

Name: Ben Bloom
Age: 25
Height: 6'2"
Before Weight: 310 pounds

How I Gained It: I grew up with a...
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The following link tells the story of Ben Bloom, who made a change in his life and shed 120 pounds from his body.

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Infographic - Institute of Medicine

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#Obesity: Complex but Conquerable: [via @theIOM] #Obesity: http://t.co/KmbJ0C7HYi http://t.co/zArckAg1Fp
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This scoop contains "Infographic" that  presents the obesity problem in U.S: The weight of the nation, 5 essential areas that need improvement,and 5 solutions for changing our communities.

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Seated Exercise for Obesity and Limited Mobility - Stage.1 Ep.1 - YouTube

Find out more about our groundbreaking Launchpad series and start loosing weight today! Click here to find out more - http://bit.ly/livelaunchpad Do you or s...
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This video presents exercises that are suitable for people with obesity.

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How chocolate could PREVENT obesity

How chocolate could PREVENT obesity | obesity | Scoop.it
Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry revealed the flavanols in dark chocolate can fight obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
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Scientists found that an  antioxidant in cocoa can prevent weight gain and help lower blood sugar  levels.

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Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? - Peter Attia

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This video tells the story of Peter Attia:
As a young surgeon, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right? Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around?

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Should schools be checking students for obesity? - GOPUSA

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Should schools be checking students for obesity?
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Officials used the data to make a color-coded obesity map of the district and showed the community. Instead of creating a stir, the information acted as a distress call, bringing in help.
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My insight from reading the article is that we need to support in measuring students because the data has brought in help to address obesity, which can lead to diabetes and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of poor habits.

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Study finds link between child's obesity and cognitive function - EurekAlert (press release)

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Study finds link between child's obesity and cognitive function
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This article speaks about a new study which found that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have made an error and correct it. The research is the first to show that weight status not only affects how quickly children react to stimuli but also impacts the level of activity that occurs in the cerebral cortex during action monitoring.

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New study finds strong link between obesity and 'carb breakdown' gene - Science Codex

New study finds strong link between obesity and 'carb breakdown' gene - Science Codex | obesity | Scoop.it
The Guardian New study finds strong link between obesity and 'carb breakdown' gene Science Codex Researchers at King's College London and Imperial College London have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting...
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Researchers at King's College London and Imperial College London have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme may be at higher risk of obesity. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, suggest that dietary advice may need to be more tailored to an individual's digestive system, based on whether they have the genetic predisposition and necessary enzymes to digest different foods.

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Obesity link to lack of sleep suggested by brain scans

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Lack of sleep makes you crave junk food, according to a study in which researchers analyzed brain scans of people who were deprived of sleep.
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This article presents a study showing that Brain scans of people who have had a sleepless night versus those who slept well have revealed an effect on decision making about food - sleeplessness makes you want junk food.

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