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Research study analyzes best types of exercise for obese youth

OTTAWA — What exercise program can best fight the “epidemic” of teen obesity? ...

Poor Body Size Judgment Can Lead to Increased Tolerance of Obesity

Seven in every 10 obese adults underestimate how much someone weighs, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found, while people of ...

Poverty-Obesity Link is More Prevalent for Women Than Men, Study Shows

USTIN, Texas — Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. ... Full story

National study examines ways federal policy can impact childhood, adolescent obesity

Brown School researcher helps find that beverage tax, exercise promotion best longterm options ... Full story

Increased Access to Nature Trails, Forest Lands–Not Nature Preserves–Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates, MU Study Finds

Research suggests local policymakers should evaluate outdoor resources to encourage exercise ... Full story

UCLA faculty voice: Rats ditch balanced diet to eat just like obese people

Buffets of highly processed foods like sugar and flour made rats ignore normal cues to stop eating when full ... Full story

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The fifth annual National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month kicked off September 1, encouraging all Americans to take steps to reduce the effects of the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States are overweight or obese, according to recent data. ... Full story

Body clock link could aid obesity treatments

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered that the body clock plays an important role in body fat. Their findings are helping develop new ways of treating obesity and the fatal diseases linked to being overweight. ... Full story

Hypoxia - a low concentration of oxygen in the blood - can treat obesity

Hypoxia, a low concentration of oxygen in the blood, may be able to treat obesity. This is one of the conclusions of research undertaken by a team from the Nutrition Research Centre at the University of Navarra. ... Full story

Seatbelt laws encourage obese drivers to buckle up

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Obesity is associated with many health risks, including heart disease and diabetes, but University of Illinois researchers have found a possible way to mitigate one often-overlooked risk: not buckling up in the car. ... Full story

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