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Vitamin D Deficiency Contributes to Poor Mobility Among Severely Obese People

Spending time outdoors could boost vitamin levels, improve quality of life ...

Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity

Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have ...

Obesity : are lipids hard drugs for the brain ?

Why can we get up for a piece of chocolate, but never because we fancy a carrot? ... Full story

Life Expectancy Gains Elude Overweight Teens

Boston, MA - Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population, according to a new study published online this month in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). ... Full story

Prediagnosis Obesity Predicts Poor Outcome for Colorectal Cancer Patients, Even Those With a Tumor Marker Linked to Better Outcomes

by AACR Communications Staff - SAN DIEGO — High body mass index (BMI), an indicator of obesity, before a colorectal cancer diagnosis was associated with increased risk of death after diagnosis, and this was seen even when tumors harbored the microsatellite instability (MSI) marker normally associated with better prognosis, according to results of a large prospective study presented here at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, April 5-9. ... Full story

Silver Bullet solutions are not the answer to tackling obesity

Isolated attempts to curb the growing obesity pandemic are doomed to fail to reach their potential, according to recent research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. ... Full story

Penn Researcher Finds Mortality Risks of Being Overweight or Obese Are Underestimated

New research by Andrew Stokes, a doctoral student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that many obesity studies substantially underestimate the mortality risks associated with excess weight in the United States. ... Full story

Study finds link between child's obesity and cognitive function

URBANA, Ill. – A new University of Illinois study finds that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have made an error and correct it. The research is the first to show that weight status not only affects how quickly children react to stimuli but also impacts the level of activity that occurs in the cerebral cortex during action monitoring. ... Full story

Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.

A new analysis led by a UNC researcher finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. In addition, there is a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of childhood obesity. ... Full story

Over a Lifetime, Childhood Obesity Costs $19,000 Per Child

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. -- Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child, according to an analysis led by researchers at the Duke Global Health Institute and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. ... Full story

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