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Newswise Obesity News Source 14-Sep-2015
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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.

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Raising Awareness of Weight Stigma

Stacey Cahn, PhD, associate professor of clinical psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, offers insight into weight stigma--one of the most acceptable forms of discrimination.

Expert(s) available

– Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Call for Government to Curb the Production and Sale of Cheap Salty Junk Food

A World Health Organization adviser is calling for the government to stop food manufacturers and distributors producing and selling unhealthy, cheap, salty junk food.

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BMJ Open 2015

– University of Warwick

More Time for School Lunches Equals Healthier Choices for Kids

Elementary and middle school students who are given at least 25 minutes to eat lunch are more likely to choose fruits and consume more of their entrees, milk, and vegetables according to a new study released in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

High-Intensity Training Delivers Results for Older Men—But Not for Older Women

High intensity training (HIT) is often recommended as a way to improve cardiovascular fitness in men and women. However, studies on these exercise regimens have focused on younger subjects. University of Copenhagen researchers looked at whether HIT effects were the same for older males and females as those noted in younger adults and found significant differences in the results in men and women.

(Embargo expired on 10-Sep-2015 at 14:30 ET)

Physiological Bioenergetics Conference

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Photovoice: A Useful Method to Learn About the Food Environment

Childhood obesity is linked to diet habits and food environment, but gaining information about these topics from children can often be difficult. Using the Photovoice method, however, researchers from the University of Minnesota were able to engage participants and learn about the food environments and eating habits of 9- to 13-year-old children eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

US Surgeon General Launches Campaign with National Call to Action on Walking

Effort highlights health benefits of walking while addressing barriers to access

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– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

‘Dear Fat People’ Video a Win for Nicole Arbour

– Cornell University

Vitamin C: The Exercise Replacement?

Exercise improves health in overweight and obese adults but can be hard to incorporate into a daily routine. New findings show that taking vitamin C supplements daily instead can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in these adults.

(Embargo expired on 04-Sep-2015 at 13:00 ET)

Endothelin 14 Conference

– American Physiological Society (APS)

University of Delaware Expert Has Tips for Families to Help Get Back-to-School Routines on Track

– University of Delaware

Genetic Factors Drive Roles of Gut Bacteria in Diabetes and Obesity

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center found that one strain of mice which were genetically prone to become obese became resistant to excess weight gain after their populations of gut microbiota were transformed simply by an sharing an environment with other mice.

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Cell Metabolism

– Joslin Diabetes Center

Studies Show Exercise Is Safe, Improves Quality of Life for Pulmonary Hypertension Patients, UT Southwestern Cardiologists Say

Exercise training for patients with pulmonary hypertension was shown to be safe and to improve quality of life, according to an analysis by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists of studies involving more than 400 participants.

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Circulation: Heart failure

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Study: ‘Guilting’ Teens Into Exercise Won’t Increase Activity

Adults who try to guilt middle-schoolers into exercising won’t get them to be any more active.

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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

– University of Georgia

How Much Liposuction Is 'Safe'? The Answer Varies by Body Weight

What's the "safe" amount of fat to remove in patients undergoing liposuction? Rather than a hard-and-fast rule, the answer depends on the patient's body mass index (BMI), according to a report in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

CPAP Works: Common Sleep Apnea Treatment Reverses Brain Function Changes Associated with Heart Disease

CPAP machines are a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but some people have a hard time adjusting and do not continue the treatment or are reluctant to start. A new study shows that CPAP is an effective sleep apnea treatment, finding that it reverses health changes that result in cardiovascular disease if the disorder is left untreated.

Journal of Neurophysiology, Aug-2015

– American Physiological Society (APS)

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– Newswise Trends

A Healthy Family Starts At Home And It Starts With You

The American Heart Association wants families to feel they can, and are fully equipped to, make healthy choices in the home and within their everyday activities – without throwing schedules completely off or leaving wallets empty.

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– Voices for Healthy Kids

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