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Monday, February 05, 2018

MEAL FREQUENCY

Girls who eat three meals per day have a lower body weight

Girls who ate at least three meals per day have a lower body weight for their age and Black girls who met this criteria were less likely to be overweight according to a study from researchers at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

GLOBAL OBESITY

Overweight and obesity in boys in developed countries increased from 16.9% in 1980 to 23.8% in 2013

The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developed countries from 16.9% in 1980 to 23.8% in 2013 for boys according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Overweight and obesity in girls in developed countries increased from 16.2% in 1980 to 22.6% in 2013

The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developed countries from 16.2% in 1980 to 22.6% in 2013 for girls according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Overweight and obesity in boys in developing countries increased from 8.1% in 1980 to 12.9% in 2013

The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developing countries from 8.1% in 1980 to 12.9% in 2013 for boys according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Overweight and obesity in girls in developing countries increased from 8.4% in 1980 to 13.4% in 2013

The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developing countries from 8.4% in 1980 to 13.4% in 2013 for girls according to a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and 4% of years of life lost

In 2010 it was estimated that worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and is responsible for 4% of years of life lost as noted in a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and 4% of years of life lost

In 2010 it was estimated that worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and is responsible for 4% of years of life lost as noted in a new report on global obesity.

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GLOBAL OBESITY

Worldwide, overweight and obesity increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013

The number of overweight and obese individuals worldwide increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013 according to a new report on global obesity.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

9.8% of U.S. female high school students are obese, 15.4% are overweight

9.8% of U.S. high school females are obese, and 15.4% are overweight according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

11.5% of White U.S. high school students are obese, 18.2% of Blacks, and 14.1% of Hispanics

11.5% of White U.S. high school students are obese, 18.2% of Black U.S. high school students, and 14.1% of Hispanic U.S. high school students according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

7.7% of White U.S. high school girls are obese, 18.6% of Black girls, and 8.6% of Hispanic girls

7.7% of White U.S. high school girls are obese, 18.6% of Black U.S. high school girls, and 8.6% of Hispanic U.S. high school girls are obese according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

15% of White U.S. high school boys are obese, 17.7% of Black boys, and 19.2% of Hispanic boys

15% of White U.S. high school boys are obese, 17.7% of Black U.S. high school boys, and 19.2% of Hispanic U.S. high school boys are obese according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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U.S OBESITY

U.S. Childhood obesity rates by state as well as physical inactivity

A table of childhood obesity rates for each U.S. state is attached.

This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:30 pm | [0] comments

OBESITY & MORTALITY

Obesity among U.S. boys 2-19 years old increased from 14% in 2000 to 18.6% in 2010

“Childhood Obesity Rates Stabilizing: Researchers at the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) report that rates of childhood obesity have remained statistically the same for the past 10 years, with the exception of the prevalence of obesity among boys (2 to 19 years old) increased from
14 percent in 1999 to 2000 to
18.6 percent in 2009-2010,”
according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

“However, rates of obesity among children ages 2 to 19 are still far too high—more than triple what they were in 1980.”

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN U.S.

16.9% of U.S. children 2-19 years were obese as of 2010 translating to 12 million children

“According to the most recent National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES),
16.9 percent of children ages 2 to 19 are obese, and
31.7 percent are overweight or obese,”
according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

“This translates to more than 12 million children and adolescents who are obese and more than 23 million who are either obese or overweight.”

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 11:39 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

2 hours or more of TV per day increases risk of obesity in boys and girls by 19%

Watching two or more hours of television per day increased the the odds of obesity in both middle-school boys and girls by 19 percent according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan.

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Regularly eating school lunches increases risk of obesity in boys and girls by 29%

Regularly eating school lunches increased the the odds of obesity in both middle-school boys and girls by 29 percent according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan.

“Although we were not able to examine the specific nutritional content of school lunches, previous research suggests school lunches include nutrient-poor and calorie-rich foods,” said cardiologist and senior study author Elizabeth Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Vigorous physical activity & involvement in school sports reduces risk of obesity in boys by 10%

Vigorous physical activity and involvement in school sports teams reduced the odds of obesity in both middle-school boys by 10 percent according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan.

This effect was not seen in girls.

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Drinking two servings of milk per day reduced the risk of obesity in girls by 19%

Drinking two servings of milk per day reduced the risk of obesity in both middle-school girls by 19 percent according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan.

This effect was not seen in boys.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Obese Teen Boys Have Up to 50 Percent Less Testosterone than Lean Boys

“A study by the University at Buffalo shows for the first time that obese males ages 14 to 20 have up to 50 percent less total testosterone than do normal males of the same age, significantly increasing their potential to be impotent and infertile as adults” according to a study from researchers at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, USA.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

Stress is one of the most reliable predictors of early-onset obesity and early death, Elissa Epel

"One of the biggest, most reliable predictors of early-onset [obesity] and [death] is through the stress pathway," notes Elissa Epel from the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment, University of California, San Francisco in the 7-part video series called “The Skinny on Obesity” (Episode 6). Read the entire article | Email this article
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SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

Epidemic of obese 6-month-olds because of what their mothers ate when they were pregnant, Dr. Lustig

We have an epidemic of obese 6-month-olds because of what their mothers ate when they were pregnant notes Robert Lustig, MD, pediatric endocrinoligist from the University of California, San Francisco in the 7-part video series called “The Skinny on Obesity” (Episode 5).
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SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

Birth weights have been increasing worldwide over the past 25 years due to mother’s diet, Dr. Lustig

Birth weights have been increasing over the past 25 years, and so has the number of mothers who gain a large amount of weight during pregnancy which is the cause of the increasing birth weights notes Robert Lustig, MD, pediatric endocrinoligist from the University of California, San Francisco in the 7-part video series called “The Skinny on Obesity” (Episode 5).
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 10:19 am | [0] comments

SKINNY ON OBESITY VIDEO SERIES

Birth weights have been increasing worldwide over the past 25 years due to mother’s diet, Dr. Lustig

"[In] 2009 to 2010, we saw a decline in [average] lifespan of 3 months. This is the first time in history of the world where lifespan started to go down rather than up," notes Robert Lustig, MD, pediatric endocrinoligist from the University of California, San Francisco in the 7-part video series called “The Skinny on Obesity” (Episode 5).

[Over the past hundred years or so, lifespan has been increasing by roughly one month for every year, or an increase of one year every 12 years.]

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Monday, April 30, 2012

OVERWEIGHT PARENTS

Boys whose parents were overweight were 5.7 times more likely to be overweight at the age of 16

Boys with parents who were overweight or obese both before pregnancy and after a 16-year follow-up were 5.7 times more likely to be overweight or obese at the age of 16 than children whose parents were not overweight or obese according to a recent study from Finland. Read the entire article | Email this article
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OVERWEIGHT PARENTS

Girls whose parents were overweight were 14.8 times more likely to be overweight at the age of 16

Girls with parents who were overweight or obese both before pregnancy and after 16-year follow-up were 14.8 times more likely to be overweight or obese at the age of 16 than children whose parents were not overweight or obese according to a recent study from Finland. Read the entire article | Email this article
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

One in five children overweight in most countries; one in three overweight in the US and Greece

"One-in-five children are affected by excess body weight across all countries, and in Greece, the United States and Italy the figure is closer to one third. Only in China, Korea and Turkey are 10% or less of children overweight," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

"Only in China, Korea and Turkey are 10% or less of children overweight.


"In most countries, boys have higher rates of overweight and obesity than do girls.


"Girls tend to have higher rates in Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark), as well as in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia,"

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY

35% of US boys and girls overweight or obese; in China only 4.5% of girls and 5.9% of boys

The attached chart shows that 35% of US boys aged 5-17, and 36% of US girls are overweight or obese, and that 37% of Greek boys and 45% of Greek girls are overweight or obese.

These two countries have the biggest childhood obesity problem.


At the bottom of the list as the countries with the lowest rates of childhood obesity are:


  • 4.5% Girls in China

  • 5.9% of Boys in China

  • 9.9% of Girls in Korea

  • 16.2% of Boys in Korea

  • 10.3% of Girls in Turkey

  • 11.3% of Boys in Turkey


"One-in-five children are affected by excess body weight across all countries, and in Greece, the United States and Italy the figure is closer to one third. Only in China, Korea and Turkey are 10% or less of children overweight," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.


"Only in China, Korea and Turkey are 10% or less of children overweight.


"In most countries, boys have higher rates of overweight and obesity than do girls.


"Girls tend to have higher rates in Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark), as well as in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia,"

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Monday, January 23, 2012

OBESITY IN THE US

In 1999-2000, 14% of US boys, 2-19 years old, were obese, by 2009-2010, 18.6% were obese

In 1999-2000, 14% of US boys, 2-19 years old, were obese, by 2009-2010, 18.6% were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:48 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 1999-2000, 13.8% of US girls, 2-19 years old, were obese, by 2009-2010, 15% were obese

In 1999-2000, 13.8% of US girls, 2-19 years old, were obese, by 2009-2010, 15% were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:46 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2009-2010, 7 million US boys and 5.5 million US girls aged 2-19 were obese

In 2009-2010, 7 million US boys and 5.5 million US girls aged 2-19 were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:38 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2009-2010, 18.6% of US boys were obese

In 2009-2010, 18.6% of US boys, 2-19 years old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:31 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2009-2010, 15% of US girls were obese

In 2009-2010, 15% of US girls, 2-19 years old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:30 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2009-2010, 14.4% of US boys, 2- to 5-years-old, were obese

In 2009-2010, 14.4% of US boys, 2- to 5-years-old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:28 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2009-2010, 9.6% of US girls, 2- to 5-years-old, were obese

In 2009-2010, 9.6% of US girls, 2- to 5-years-old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:28 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2009-2010, 20.1% of US boys, 6- to 11-years-old, were obese

In 2009-2010, 20.1% of US boys, 6- to 11-years-old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:27 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2009–2010, 15.7% of US girls, 6- to 11-years-old, were obese

In 2009–2010, 15.7% of US girls, 6- to 11-years-old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:26 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2009-2010, 19.6% of US boys, 12-19 years old, were obese

In 2009-2010, 19.6% of US boys, 12-19 years old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:25 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

In 2009-2010, 17.1% of US girls, 12-19 years old, were obese

In 2009-2010, 17.1% of US girls, 12-19 years old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:24 am | [0] comments

OBESITY IN THE US

Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, the prevalence of obesity increased among boys, but not among girls

Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, there was an increase in the prevalence of obesity among boys, but not among girls according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:23 am | [0] comments

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