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...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

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Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news
ConclusionsWe did not find statistical relationship between HT and the clinical factors of age>50 years and DM. Statistical relationship for the dosimetric factors V10 > 90% and V20 > 80% was not found as well. On the contrary, obesity, epidermoid histology and ≥IIIA CS, showed statistical significance for development of HT ≥grade 2.
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic illness that requires continuing medical care and patient self-management education to prevent acute complications and to reduce the risk of long-term complications. The number of people with diabetes is increasing due to population growth, ageing, urbanisation and increasing prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity. Apart from currently available therapeutic options, many herbal medicines have been recommended for the treatment of diabetes. Herbal drugs are prescribed widely because of their effectiveness, less side effects and relatively low cost. Several pharmacopoeias have provi...
Source: IET Nanobiotechnology - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2018Source: Food Quality and PreferenceAuthor(s): V.J.V. Broers, S. Van de Broucke, C. Taverne, O. LuminetAbstractInulin-type fructans (ITF), which are fibres found in vegetables such as salsify, artichoke and Jerusalem artichoke, are known for their prebiotic capacities and may contribute to preventing obesity. The current study aimed to assess the differential effects of type-2 and combined type-1 and -2 nudges to increase the choice for “prebiotic” vegetables at a hot vegetable buffet of a university restaurant, using a nonrandomized intervention study design invo...
Source: Food Quality and Preference - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Cho-Rong Bae, Jun Hino, Hiroshi Hosoda, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji KangawaAbstractAimsOur previous study revealed that mice transgenic for endothelial-cell–specific overexpression of CNP (E-CNP Tg mice) are protected against the increased fat weight, inflammation, and insulin resistance associated with high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. In addition, E-CNP overexpression prevented abnormal lipid profiles and metabolism and blocked inflammation in the livers of HFD-fed mice. Because obesity, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance increase the ...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Different control strategies have been proposed for drug delivery in chemotherapy during recent years. These control algorithms are designed based on dynamic models of various orders. The order of the model depends on the number of effects considered in the model. In a recent model, the effect of obesity on the tumour progression and optimal control strategy in chemotherapy have been investigated in a fifth-order state-space model. However, the optimal controller is open loop and not robust to the common uncertainties of such biological system. Here, the sliding surface is obtained by the optimal trajectory and by consider...
Source: IET Systems Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
gorta The prevalence of the so-called diseases of affluence, such as type 2 diabetes or hypertension, has increased dramatically in the last two generations. Although genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have discovered hundreds of genes involved in disease etiology, the sudden increase in disease incidence suggests a major role for environmental risk factors. Obesity constitutes a case example of a modern trait shaped by contemporary environment, although with considerable debates about the extent to which gene-by-environment (G×E) interactions accentuate obesity risk in individuals following obesogenic li...
Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsSpontaneous nasal CSF leaks often initially present with symptomatic meningitis. Imaging does not always clearly identify the skull base defect. Common localizations are the anterior ethmoid roof and the lateral sphenoid sinus. Obesity seems to be a predisposing factor. In most cases, endoscopic repair with low morbidity is possible; however, an individualized approach is necessary.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewIn the present review, we will discuss the evidence and the mechanisms underlying the complex interplay between obesity, mineralocorticoid receptor activation, and cardiovascular dysfunction with special emphasis on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in obese and insulin-resistant females.Recent FindingsSince the initial isolation of aldosterone in 1953 and the cloning of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) decades later, our understanding has expanded tremendously regarding their involvement in the pathogenesis of CVD. Recent results from both pre-clinical and clinical studies su...
Source: Current Hypertension Reports - Category: Primary Care Source Type: research
Dexmedetomidine infusion improves oxygenation and lung mechanics in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease; however, its effect in patients with restrictive lung disease has not been thoroughly investi...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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