Thursday 24 Apr 2014

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All posts tagged Obesity

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Stroke rates have fallen, but young people, blacks still face high risk

Although the number of people suffering a stroke has declined 40 percent over the last 16 years, the decrease hasn’t been seen in young people or black people, according to a study by researchers at King’s College London. The team …

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Sleeping too little — or too much — associated with some chronic diseases

Too much or too little sleep is linked to chronic disease in adults age 45 and older, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease

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Clinton honors nation’s healthiest schools

President Bill Clinton honored 267  schools that were recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for creating healthier environments on Monday at the William J. Clinton Presidential

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CDC shares health statistics from early 2013

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released this week shows more than a quarter of young adults didn’t have insurance when surveyed and about a third of

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Positive lifestyle changes could reverse aging on a cellular level

 Comprehensive lifestyle changes could increase the length of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that control cell aging, according to a pilot study published in The Lancet Oncology. The findings

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heart-healthy Teaching Garden overcomes elements, obstacles

First-grade teachers at Richard R. Green Central Park School in Minneapolis were excited to receive an American Heart Association Teaching Garden to learn about healthy foods by planting their

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New study shows lack of sleep could affect heart health for blacks

Blacks, especially those with professional jobs, are less likely than whites to get more than seven hours of sleep a night, according to a new Harvard School of

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Study says maintaining weight may be best goal for black women

Younger African-American women who are overweight or obese may work harder to get healthy when they’re told to maintain rather than to lose weight, according to a study by

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Study questions use of BMI as health measure

A new study questions the use of body mass index (BMI) to predict the effect of obesity on health, saying it ignores important health factors such as how

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A progress check on the nation’s race against childhood obesity

Although childhood obesity rates have stabilized, the fight to combat the epidemic is far from over, according to American Heart Association Deputy Chief Science Officer Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Sanchez tells parents in