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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SLEEP

An additional hour of sleep reduce the risk of becoming obese by 30% according to study from Italy

An additional hour of sleep reduced the risk of become obese by 30 percent during a 6-year follow-up according to study from researchers at the the University of Turin in Turin, Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 25, 2011 12:37 pm | [0] comments

HOUSE TEMPERATURE

People using air conditioning in their home were 2.2 times as likely to become obese

People using air conditioning in their home two or more days per week in the summer season were 2.2 times as likely to become obese during a 6-year follow-up compared to people not using air conditioning according to study from researchers at the the University of Turin in Turin, Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 25, 2011 10:15 am | [0] comments

HOUSE TEMPERATURE

People with a house temperature of 68 degrees F were twice as likely to become obese as 64 degrees

People with a house temperature of degrees 68 degrees F ( 20 degrees C ) or more were more than twice as likely to become obese during a 6-year follow-up compared to people whose house temperature was 64 degrees F ( 18 degrees C ) or less according to study from researchers at the the University of Turin in Turin, Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 25, 2011 9:52 am | [0] comments

RESTAURANT MEALS

People eating four meals at restaurants per week gained roughly 6.6 lbs in six years

People consuming four ( 4 ) or more restraurant meal per week, which included fast food restaurants and pizzerias, gained roughly 6.6 lbs during a 6-year follow-up according to study from researchers at the the University of Turin in Turin, Italy.

This corresponded to 1.7 BMI units. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 25, 2011 9:10 am | [0] comments

SLEEP

An additional hour of exercise reduce the risk of becoming obese by 6% according to Italian study

Each additional hour of exercise reduced the risk of become obese by 6 percent during a 6-year follow-up according to study from researchers at the the University of Turin in Turin, Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 25, 2011 7:37 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

VEGETARIANS

Non-meat-eaters weigh 6-7 pounds less than meat-eaters

Non-meat-eaters weigh 6-7 pounds less than meat-eaters according to a 1998 study.

The average body mass index (BMI) in men who ate meat was 23.18 versus 22.05 for those who did not eat meat.

This is a difference of roughly 7 pounds for a man of average height.

In women the BMI figures were 22.32 and 21.32, respectively, or a difference of roughly 6 pounds. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 8:29 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SMOKING

Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant have 1.5 to 2 times greater risk of obesity

The risk of obesity is 1.5 to 2-fold greater in children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy notes a new paper on endocrine disrupters as causes of obesity by Bruce Blumberg from the University of California Irvine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 12:38 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MARRIAGE

People who get married are twice as likely to become obese as people who stay single

Men and women who marry are twice as likely to be obese as people who remain single according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 2:40 pm | [0] comments

INTENTION TO CONTROL FOOD INTAKE

Men with a high intent to control food intake weigh 12-15 lbs more

Men with a high intent to control food intake weigh 12-15 lbs more than men with a low intent according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 29.1 vs 27.2. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 12:13 pm | [0] comments

INTENTION TO CONTROL FOOD INTAKE

Women with a high intent to control food intake weigh 10-13 lbs more

Women with a high intent to control food intake weigh 10-13 lbs more than women with a low intent according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 30.1 vs 28.2. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 11:41 am | [0] comments

Monday, April 13, 2009

INHIBITED EATING

Men who avoid overeating in response to thoughts or emotions weigh 17-22 lbs less

Men who avoid overeating in response to thoughts or emotions weigh 17-22 lbs less than men who tend to overeat in these situations according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 29.3 vs 26.5. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 2:25 pm | [0] comments

INHIBITED EATING

Women who avoid overeating in response to thoughts or emotions weigh 14-18 lbs less

Women who avoid overeating in response to thoughts or emotions weigh 14-18 lbs less than women who tend to overeat in these situations according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 29.9 vs 27.1. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 2:16 pm | [0] comments

EXERCISE

Men who engage in 30 minutes of high-intensity exercise per day weigh 12-15 lbs less

Men who engage in 30 minutes or more of high-intensity exercise per day weigh 12-15 lbs less than men who engage in none according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 27.7 vs 25.8. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 2:04 pm | [0] comments

EXERCISE

Women who engage in 30 minutes of high-intensity exercise per day weigh 8-11 lbs less

Women who engage in 30 minutes or more of high-intensity exercise per day weigh 8-11 lbs less than women who engage in none according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 27.7 vs 25.8. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 12:45 pm | [0] comments

VITAMINS

Men who take vitamins weigh 9-12 lbs less than men who do not

Men who take vitamins or dietary supplements weigh roughly 9-12 pounds less than those who do not according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 27.1 vs 25.6. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 11:57 am | [0] comments

VITAMINS

Women who take vitamins weigh 4-5 lbs less than men who do not

Women who take vitamins or dietary supplements weigh roughly 4-5 pounds less than those who do not according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 26.9 vs 26.2. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 10:05 am | [0] comments

Saturday, April 11, 2009

CALCIUM

Women who consume 1000 mg of calcium per day weigh 15-19 lbs less than those consuming 600 mg

Women who consume at least 1000 mg of calcium per day weigh roughly 15-19 pounds less than those who consume less than 600 mg per day according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 28.4 vs 25.5. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 7:26 pm | [0] comments

CALCIUM

Men who consume 1000 mg of calcium per day weigh roughly 17-22 lbs less than those consuming 600 mg

Men who consume at least 1000 mg of calcium per day weigh roughly 17-22 pounds less than those who consume less than 600 mg per day according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 28.7 vs 25.9. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 6:41 pm | [0] comments

FAT INTAKE

Men who get less than 30% of calories from fat weigh 10-12 lbs less than those getting 40% or more

Men who get less than 30% of calories from fat weigh 10-12 lbs less than those getting 40% or more according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 27.4 vs 25.8. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 2:25 pm | [0] comments

FAT INTAKE

Women who get less than 30% of calories from fat weigh 9-11 lbs less than those getting 40% or more

Women who get less than 30% of calories from fat weigh 9-11 lbs less than those getting 40% or more according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 28.6 vs 26.9. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 2:07 pm | [0] comments

SLEEP

People who sleep less than 6 hours per night gained 3-4 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hrs

People who sleep less than 6 hours per night gained an average of 3.6 pounds more than those sleeping at least 7 hours according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 10:01 am | [0] comments

SLEEP

Women who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 13-17 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hrs

Men who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 19-24 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hours according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 28.8 vs 26.2. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 9:07 am | [0] comments

Friday, April 10, 2009

SLEEP

Men who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 19-24 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hours

Men who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 19-24 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hours according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 29.4 vs 26.3. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 8:14 pm | [0] comments

Monday, October 31, 2005

SOCIAL TRENDS ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY

Social trends associated with the increase in obesity

The most important social trends associated with a rise in obesity rates in Australia, according to obesity experts surveyed there, are an escalating reliance on cars, busy-ness, lack of time, and a rising use of convenience and preprepared food according to a new paper from researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 31, 2005 8:31 am | [2] comments

Thursday, August 19, 2004

The longer Puerto Rican women stay in the U.S., the heavier they become

The longer Puerto Rican women were in the U.S., the more likely it was that they would be obese. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 19, 2004 9:34 am | [0] comments

Obesity in Southern France: 11% in men, 8% in women

In Southern France, the prevalence of obesity is 11.1 percent in men and 8.3 pecent in women. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 19, 2004 9:14 am | [0] comments
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