Monthly Archives: July 2010

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Weight Gaining Risk After 50

Obesity, Weight Gain Increase Diabetes Risk After 50Link to Article | Loss Surgery Channel -- Gaining weight after age 50 can increase the risk of developing diabetes, a new study suggests.Researchers from the University of Washington followed a group of more than 4,000 seniors age 65 and older for over 12 years to determine …

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Study Shows No Additional Risks with Adolescents and the Lap-Band

ASMBS: No Excess Risk with Gastric Banding in TeensLink to Article | By: Charles BankheadMONDAY, June 28th 2010 (MedPage Today) -- Obese adolescents lost just as much weight as adults did with no increased risk after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, data from a case-matched cohort study showed.Excess weight loss increased from 21.5% at six months …

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Misconceptions Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic

Atkins Effect Behind Obesity Epidemic?Link to Article | By: Cara CastagnaMONDAY, June 14th 2010 (Edmonton Sun) -- Overweight North Americans aren’t totally out to lunch when it comes to good nutrition.But there are three common mistakes being made that are contributing to the current obesity epidemic, says well-respected U.S. dietitian and nutritionist Amy Shapiro.First, countless …

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The Debate Between Neck Circumference & BMI – Which is A Better Indicator of Obesity?

Can Neck Measure Indicate Body Fat Better Than BMI?Link to Article | By: Madison ParkTUESDAY, July 6th 2010 (CNN News) -- Flawed, limited and inaccurate. The complaints against the body mass index are many.Among them: The BMI, which measures weight relative to height, doesn't accurately calculate body fat. It deems athletes or muscular people to …

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BC – The Healthiest Province in Canada Along With the Lowest Obesity Rates

B.C Ranks High in Healthy LivingLink to Article |, June 18th 2010 (Williams Lake Tribune) -- The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) released Tuesday by Statistics Canada shows that B.C. continues to lead or be highly ranked in many healthy living categories compared to other jurisdictions.“This is the second time in a month that a …