Watching TV has a greater link to obesity than other sitting activities like video games
Watching TV was positively associated with childhood obesity in an Australian study. The activity the child is doing while sedentary has more impact than the duration, findings suggest.
Authors: Giraudo SQ, Rivera-Gonzalez N, Berg A, Hartzell D, Grossman BM Abstract Childhood obesity is a pressing public health issue, especially in the Hispanic community. Two pilot studies were performed; Study 1 was performed to assess the effect of a nutrition education intervention on the nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Hispanic children in an after-school program. Nutrition educational lessons were administered 1 h per week. Evaluation was conducted as a baseline Pre-test, a Post-test (following the last session) and a 4-month follow-up. Children showed a significant decrease in the co...
This study examined the discursive power relations that shape how general practitioners (GPs) understand and talk about obesity using a novel methodology to elicit responses from GPs about raising the topic of weight. Twenty GPs from the South West of England reflected upon novel trigger films simulating doctor-patient interactions, in which a doctor either acknowledged or ignored their patient's body weight. Underpinned by a discourse analytic approach, our findings suggest that GPs both reproduce and resist moral discourse surrounding body weight. They construct obesity as an individual behavioural problem whilst simulta...
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with congenital IGHD who do not receive early and regular replacement treatment are prone to lag in achieving normal height and suffer from educational and vocational handicaps. PMID: 30905105 [PubMed - in process]
A behavioral modification program may help improve menstrual regularity among overweight women with PCOS.Clinical Endocrinology
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A recent study on obesity and weight gain finds that it is not just what we eat but when we eat it that is important. Evidence for this theory is mounting.
A study by the University of California, San Diego, found that allowing obese, 'post-menopausal' mice to eat only within a strict eight-hour window 'dramatically' reduced their risk of the disease.
(Natural News) Melatonin is widely known as a sleep hormone produced by the pineal gland. As researchers continue to study this naturally occurring compound, they discovered that it offers other health benefits. In a recent study, researchers at Mahidol University in Thailand found that supplementing with melatonin can also protect against obesity and its complications, such as...
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent cells -- also known as 'zombie cells' -- are removed from fat tissue in obese mice, severity of diabetes and a range of its causes or consequences decline or disappear.
ConclusionsThis study indicates that a substantial proportion of subjects with OA experience severe asthma and identifies potentially modifiable risk factors for severe OA that should be targeted in order to reduce the adverse impacts of the disease.