Leptin Fights Obesity?

Studies show that the numbers of people being obese is growing more and more over the years. This was generally caused by people's lack of knowledge on healthy ways of keeping themselves fit and the fact that most people have poor lifestyle. But due to continuous studying made by experts, they have stumbled upon the newest way of shedding off those unwanted fats.

If You Had What I Have On My Plate You Would Be Obese Too!

I know you have heard the expression, " I've got too much on my plate"; well, unfortunately the expression can now be taken in two ways. Stress is one of the greatest reasons for obesity in today's world. People, like me, who deal with a lot of stress tends to have too much on their plate, which in turn causes them to put to much on their plate.

Escape From Obesity - Risk of Obesity

Recent study has found that obesity has grown form 1980's, not only in the United States but all over the world. 1 in 10 adults in the world are obese, with the worst affected county is United States, followed by New Zealand and Australia in the second place and United Kingdom in the third place. What causes obesity? The main reason which is linked to obesity is overeating.

How Do You Measure Obesity?

Have you ever wondered how obesity is measured? You have probably heard that accumulation of excess body fat causes an overweight or obese condition. But to what extent can body fat be a quantifiable parameter for clinically defining obesity? For doctors worldwide, the primary tool to measure an overweight or obese condition is body mass index (BMI).

The Social Impact of Growing Teenage Obesity And What Must Be Done

Recent reports have shown that rates of obesity around the world are increasing drastically. Even though media is emphasizing on slimness as being a symbol of beauty, teenage obesity has continued to increase rapidly. Today, the entire teenage obesity rates here at the States are around 15%. Despite the fact that this rate is below that of the adults, the rates of teenage obesity shows that without curbing, it will bludgeon into a serious social issue by the time these teens grow up and become obese.

Childhood Obesity Starts in Infancy?

One-third of 9 month olds and 2 year olds are overweight or obese in the U.S. according to lead investigators, Brian Moss, of Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and William Yeaton, of University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), in the American Journal of Health Promotion. The investigators used data from a study called the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort.

Stomach Stapling Surgery - What Are the Risks and the Rewards?

Stomach Stapling Surgery, which is also called Vertical Banded Gastro-Plasty, is a restrictive surgical method for weight control. A band and staple are used to create a small stomach pouch. At the bottom of this stomach pouch there is a hole, through which the stomach contents can flow in the stomach and into the gastrointestinal tract. This procedure helps slow down the passage of food and also helps to limit the amount of food the patient can eat.

Teenage Obesity: How to Help Your Teenager Lose Weight

How is it possible that one of the most popular fictional teenage characters Jughead Jones of Archie comics fame manages to eat and drink so many hamburgers and ice cream sodas, but still manages to keep as thin as a rail? Well, he is a fictional character is not he, and you can depend on the fact that any teenager following his sedentary lifestyle would soon be as fat as a hippopotamus.

Are Smart People More Prone To Obesity?

Weight gain, and other emotional eating disorders, affects everyone, from children to adults. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the most recent data derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 1999-2002 indicates that 65 percent of the population in the United States is either overweight or obese.

NBA Star John Salley Urges Americans to Kick the Meat Habit

Former National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar John Salley made a huge name for himself playing for three championship basketball teams before retiring and taking an entirely unusual course for a person of his background. Salley has become a strong advocate of a healthy diet, not only for his own and other people's health, but for the sake of the environment.

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