obesity

Lifestyle advice during pregnancy pays off
Lifestyle advice during pregnancy pays off April 30, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that the additional cost of providing one-on-one lifestyle advice to overweight and obese women during pregnancy is offset by improved outcomes at birth. Researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute ran an economic evaluation ... Read More »

Queensland program to prevent childhood obesity
Queensland program to prevent childhood obesity April 4, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Queensland families can sign up to a free government-funded healthy lifestyle program being run state-wide from April that can potentially transform their lives and which offers a fresh start following the Easter holidays. The PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for ... Read More »

Impact of obesity on fertility can be reversed
Impact of obesity on fertility can be reversed March 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Adelaide have revealed how damage from obesity is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed. The findings, by a team led by the ... Read More »

Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens
Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens February 22, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults, according to research findings forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our research shows that psychological factors are important ... Read More »

Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons
Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons January 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most heavy teens’ attempts to lose weight don’t work, but a new study shows a big secret of those who do succeed. They do it more for their own sake rather than to impress their peers or please their parents. ... Read More »

Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention
Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention January 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in in its health benefits.  A new analysis of Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard™ shows an association between being exposed to the ... Read More »

Digital junk: Unhealthy brands using Facebook to target young people
Digital junk: Unhealthy brands using Facebook to target young people October 29, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

World-first research by the University of Sydney reveals that junk food brands are engaging with young Facebook users to promote unhealthy foods which can contribute to obesity and lifestyle diseases. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the new ... Read More »

Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program
Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program October 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Information about the ‘behaviour-change intervention’ program is being distributed through the generous support of local medical practices. Central Queensland University PhD researcher Mel Hayman is looking forward to implementing the Fit4Two program she has developed with her research support team. ... Read More »

Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning
Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning August 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving patient care for obese pregnant women giving birth by caesarian and hospital resources for them, is the focus of a new University of Melbourne-led study. Maternal obesity is associated with increased hospital care and has important operating room planning ... Read More »

Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight
Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight July 1, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study of 8 European countries presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Sofia, Bulgaria, shows that children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean one are 15% less likely to be ... Read More »







 
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