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Just 2000 Steps and 100 Calories Can Impact Children's Lives And Prevent Disease
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006
According to health statistics, one-third of all children in the United States are either overweight or dangerously close to becoming so. Walking 2000 more steps a day and reducing your calories by 100 per day can prevent weight gain for overweight children. The study results proves that this approach can help counter America's obesity crisis.

Beverage Industry Agrees to Halt Soda Sales in Schools
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
Bill Clinton, has done what public health experts failed to do. He pulled the plug on public school soda machines.

Metformin and Lifestyle Intervention Prevents Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2006
"The metabolic syndrome is a high-risk state for diabetes and cardiovascular disease," Lifestyle intervention is better then any drug and along with metformin works to prevent the metabolic syndrome (MS).


Too Much TV Put Extra Pounds on Your Preschooler
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2006
In a new study, researchers found that preschool-age children who are exposed to more than two hours of TV a day are three times as likely to be overweight than kids who watch two or fewer hours of TV daily.


Glycemic Index ‘Unrealistic’ and Not Very Useful
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006
The glycemic index, a current hot diet trend, “does not seem useful in understanding how diet impacts health, it only makes life more complicated for those trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle.” says the author of a new study.

Medical Professionals Must Set Example In War On Obesity
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2004
280 members of the AMA House of Delegates are overweight or obese, while just 140 are normal weight or less. Obesity is a major public health concern in the United States and medical professionals are not exempt from the problem.


Medical School Establishes Obesity Course
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2004
Duke Medical School is setting up a course in treating obesity, saying that with nearly two thirds of Americans overweight, doctors need specialized knowledge of the condition.
Coursework will include the underlying causes of obesity and how to treat it.

Prevention Of Type 2 Diabetes: Data From Recent Trials
Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Although the study populations differed by race and ethnicity, the mean BMI, and the intensity of the lifestyle intervention provided, all investigators found substantial diabetes risk reduction with modest weight loss and increased physical activity.

Diseases Linked to Obesity and Insulin Resistance: Obesity: Building A Program For Success
Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2003
Incentives need to be built into each patients program individually and something they can relate to. Part of the challenge in tackling this recidivistic clientele is overcoming boredom. Try doing this by offering varied menu choices when making suggestions.

Weight Management a Therapeutic Priority for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Weight management may be the most important therapy for obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to a recent American review. Obesity and weight gain are important risk factors for the development of diabetes and can significantly influence the outcome for those already diagnosed with the disease. Obesity is also a known risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), which is responsible for 70% to 80% of deaths in diabetics.

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