National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It’s a fact, many Americans are overweight, including our children. Childhood obesity continues to be spotlighted in the news whether as a statistic, a campaign to reduce the rates, or recent research. Many factors contribute to childhood obesity such as increased screen time, family lifestyle, and certain economic or social issues. It’s a constant struggle for everyone and it’s difficult to take the steps to reduce our body weight. Healthfinder provides a toolkit for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month for libraries and organizations  to use with helpful ideas to bring awareness and to tips to increase the health of children. Another way to encourage reducing weight is to also observe Fruits &Veggies and More Month. Eating more fruits and vegetables and decreasing sugars and fats is one way to becoming healthier and lose weight. The USDA’s Choose My Plate website offers a visual method of understanding the portions and proportion of food. Consider having contests or hashtag campaigns for kids to post healthy plates of food. Often fixing fruits and vegetables where kids would find them more appealing is difficult for time strapped parents. Offering quick, easy, and healthy recipes on websites or on a brochure or social media can be just the trick. Providing opportunities to purchase affordable fruits and vegetables is another way to put kids on a healthier path to eating. It’s not easy but hopefully we can all try by taking one sm...
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Role of the mTOR‑FOXO1 pathway in obesity‑associated renal tubulointerstitial inflammation. Mol Med Rep. 2018 Dec 05;: Authors: Sun H, Shao X, He J, Golos M, Shi B Abstract Since obesity is largely responsible for the growing incidence of renal tubulointerstitial inflammation, exploration into the mechanisms of obesity‑associated tubulointerstitial inflammation is essential. Studies have demonstrated that mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a crucial molecule in the pathogenesis of renal inflammation, including regulating the expression of inflammatory factors. The purpose of the present...
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Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism Issue: Ahead of print
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The national health impact could be substantial, preventing more than 190,000 cases of diabetes and 16,000 cases of cancerWe don ’t often equate the kilojoules we drink in our glass of wine or pint of beer with the weight that accumulates around our middle. Butour new study shows increasing the price of alcohol is the foremost value-for-money policy option to prevent obesity in Australia.The study, released today, shows if we increase alcohol taxes by standardising them across different types of alcohol, overall alcohol consumption would go down. This would lead to substantial reductions in the kilojoules Australians...
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AbstractProstate cancer is commonly occurs in prostate that affects small walnut and generates the seminal fluid for men. This disease is happening due to urinating trouble, blood semen, bone pain, stream of urine other harmful activities such as race, obesity and genetic changes. The improper symptoms of prostate cancer disease, it is challenge to identify it in the starting stage. So, different soft computing and machine learning techniques utilized to predict the Prostate cancer due to its severe side effects. Initially prostate cancer biomedical information has been collected from DBCR dataset that manage the patient a...
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AbstractPurposeThe association between serum zinc level and overweight/obesity remains controversial. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to summarize the relationships.MethodsA systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, Web of Science and Embase for relevant English articles up to April 20, 2018. The pooled standardized mean difference (SMD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated with the random-effect model.ResultsFor children and adults, the results showed that serum zinc level was significantly lower in the cases compared to controls ([SMD (95% CI): − 1.13 (− 2.03, −...
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Researchers report that impoverished communities in the U.S. have seen the fastest rise in diabetes and obesity during the last 30 years.
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Conditions:   Obesity;   Cesarean Section Intervention:   Device: Peanut Ball Sponsor:   Geisinger Clinic Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Type2 Diabetes;   Healthy Obesity, Metabolically Interventions:   Device: Continuous glucose monitoring CGM;   Diagnostic Test: Clock Genes m RNA expression;   Diagnostic Test: Postprandial Glucose;   Diagnostic Test: Postprandial Insulin;   Diagnostic Test: Plasma GLP-1;   Diagnostic Test: DPP4 plasma activity;   Diagnostic Test:  Ghrelin;   Diagnostic Test: Plasma CCK;   Diagnostic Test: Pla...
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Conditions:   Appetitive Behavior;   Obesity;   Genetic Predisposition to Disease Intervention:   Behavioral: Standardised meal Sponsors:   Loughborough University;   Teesside University Completed
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