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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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Authors: Gallot YS, McMillan JD, Xiong G, Bohnert KR, Straughn AR, Hill BG, Kumar A Abstract Chronic low-grade inflammation, adipocyte hypertrophy, and glucose intolerance are common features of obesity and a risk factor for cancer. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is an adaptor protein that also possesses a non-conventional E3 ubiquitin ligase activity. In response to receptor-mediated events, TRAF6 activates transforming growth factor-activated kinase 1 (TAK1), which leads to activation of the MAPK and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathways. However, the roles of T...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Authors: Martinelli M, Hick E, Walz F, Drago SR Abstract The effects of 15 d polydextrose (16.7 g) consumption on energy intake (EI) and appetite feelings were investigated. Overweight adults consumed a polydextrose-bar or a control-bar matched in energy content as a midmorning snack for 15 consecutive days in a single-blind, randomised, crossover design. The two 15-d intervention periods were separated by a 15-d washout period. On the day 1 and the day 15 of each intervention period, energy intake (primary outcome) and appetite feelings (secondary outcome) were assessed. There were not significant ma...
Source: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Food Sci Nutr Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Mulberry leaves could be a promising therapeutic option for modulating cardiometabolic risks. However, further investigations should be performed to substantiate the potential of mulberry leaves in practical uses. PMID: 29347857 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pharmaceutical Biology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharm Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Vancampfort D, Stubbs B, Hallgren M, Lundin A, Mugisha J, Koyanagi A Abstract We investigated physical activity (PA) correlates among middle-aged and older adults (aged ≥50 years) with hazardous drinking patterns in six low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). Cross-sectional data were analyzed from the World Health Organization's Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health. Hazardous drinking was defined as consuming>7 (females) or>14 (males) standard drinks per week. Participants were dichotomized into low (i.e. not meeting 150 minutes of moderate PA / week) and moderate-to-high physically active gr...
Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity - Category: Geriatrics Tags: J Aging Phys Act Source Type: research
Authors: Mindikoglu AL, Opekun AR, Gagan SK, Devaraj S Abstract Obesity now affects millions of people and places them at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and even hepatocellular carcinoma. This rapidly emerging epidemic has led to a search for cost-effective methods to prevent the metabolic syndrome and NAFLD as well as the progression of NAFLD to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In murine models, time-restricted feeding resets the hepatic circadian clock and enhances transcription of key metabolic regulators of glucose and lipid homeostasis. Studies of the ef...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Response to: Comment on "Differences in Ventilatory Threshold for Exercise Prescription in Outpatient Diabetic and Sarcopenic Obese Subjects". Int J Endocrinol. 2017;2017:7026597 Authors: Emerenziani GP, Gallotta MC, Migliaccio S, Greco EA, Marocco C, di Lazzaro L, Fornari R, Lenzi A, Baldari C, Guidetti L PMID: 29350210 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Comment on "Differences in Ventilatory Threshold for Exercise Prescription in Outpatient Diabetic and Sarcopenic Obese Subjects". Int J Endocrinol. 2017;2017:1754215 Authors: Kuvačić G, Padulo J PMID: 29348748 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
In conclusion, DJY may provide an effective treatment for improving glucose tolerance, and DJH may be appropriate for preventing osteoarthritis. PMID: 29348767 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
A study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed what may happen if warning labels about the potential health effects of sugary beverages were used in San Francisco, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 55-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch 8 years ago for treatment of obesity-related complications and lost 68.0 kg (150.0 lb) in the first year following surgery. Her weight has been relatively stable for the last year. She has had chronic nonbloody diarrhea since her bariatric surgery. She also has had generalized fatigue, dry skin, dry and itchy eyes, and increased difficulty seeing road signs at night while driving. H...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs
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