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Monday, July 20, 2015

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Newswise Obesity News Source 20-Jul-2015

Newswise Obesity News Source

The Obesity News Source wire contains research and experts on obesity, related health conditions cause by obesity, healthy eating, diet, and exercise.

More information can be found at the Obesity News Source

Illegal Wildlife Trade, Childhood Summer Obesity Spike, Artificial Live, and More Top Stories 20 July 2015

Other topics include limb lengthening, Alzheimer's research, medical licensing, and more.

– Newswise Trends

Childhood Obesity Spikes During Summer Months

In the fight against childhood obesity, summer is one of the most challenging times of the year. Many children finish the school year in June fitter and leaner than when they go back to school in August

– Loyola University Health System

Does Salt Cause Thirst? It’s Really Not All That Certain

In a recent study conducted by Prof. Micah Leshem of the University of Haifa, no correlation was found between salt intake and an increased sense of thirst or more drinking of water – “Tavern owners can reduce the amount of salt in their bar snacks without fear of a cutting down their customers’ consumption of drinks,” says Prof. Leshem

– University of Haifa

Iowa State Analysis Reveals Needs for Improvement in Youth Fitness

Iowa State University researchers analyzing data from the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM Partnership Project found that fitness levels for children in first through 12th grade sharply declined as students got older.

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Journal of Pediatrics

– Iowa State University

Half of Americans Over 40 Should Take Statins a cost effective prevention of more serious cardiovascular-related health issues

Journal of the American Medical Association

– Newswise

The Skinny on Summer Weight Loss From a Loyola Psychologist

It is mind over matter and here are tips to improve or maintain health this summer, says Allison Grupski, PhD, psychologist at Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care.

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– Loyola University Health System

Nutrition Science Initiative Launches Groundbreaking Study On Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) has launched the first-ever randomized, controlled clinical trial to determine whether removing added sugars from the diet can halt or even reverse nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children.

– Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI)

Poor Eating Habits Lead To Nutrient Gaps In Children

Nutrient gaps exist in all ages of children under 18 but adolescents and food insecure children are at greatest risk because of their eating habits, according to a July 14 presentation at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Innovative P.E. Curriculum Triples the Rate at Which Students Pass a State Physical Fitness Test, Study Finds

A physical education program that brings commercial-grade fitness equipment to under-resourced schools, along with a curriculum based on boosting confidence and making participation more enjoyable, dramatically increases students’ performance on California’s standardized physical fitness test, a UCLA study has found.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds Missouri’s New Law

AED commends Governor Jay Nixon’s decision to sign into law a bill that specifically defines the guidelines for the coverage of eating disorders. Missouri is now set to become the first state to establish specific parameters insurance companies must follow under the Affordable Care Act regulations. Simply put, this bill defines how eating disorders will be covered by insurance in the state of Missouri.

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

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