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May 24th, 201304:09 PM ETThis week, Jane Brody, a health columnist at the New York Times, wrote an article about obesity - Many Fronts in Fighting Obesity. She addressed many issues that in fact play a role in one's ability to win the battle with weight loss:Caloric consumptionPortion controlThe use of sugar and high-fructose corn syrupEating home-cooked meals less frequen...
January 02nd, 201312:45 PM ETToday's Wall Street Jounal has an article referencing this week's Jounal of American Medical Association (JAMA) article about a new research study that shows being overweight is conducive to living longer. The study finds that being overweight, as determined by one's Body Mass Index (BMI), is associated with significantly lower all-cause...
September 18th, 201202:36 PM ETObesity rates in 13 of the 50 states are projected to exceed 60% by 2030, according to a report released today by the Robert Woods Foundation titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012. That is a big number, pun intended. According to the report, "If states’ obesity rates continue on their current trajectories, the number o...
September 05th, 201205:43 PM ETThis year's Southern Obesity Summit, the 6th annual, will be held in Charlotte, NC from October 14 - 16, 2012. When I learned of this event about six months ago, it seemed like it was a no-brainer that I ought to attend, and perhaps contribute in some manner, in that the Faith and Health Connection ministry is based in Charlotte. Another reason I ...
June 28th, 201211:48 AM ETObamacare has been largely upheld by the Supreme Court. The impact on corporations, the health care industry and individuals will be widespread. As the dust settles over the next several weeks, the affects will be more clear. One thing is certain. There will be an even greater focus and efforts to modify the lifestyles of individuals in an effort ...
May 08th, 201203:56 PM ETOne out of every three children in America are overweight or obese. Two out of every three adults are overweight or obese. On Tuesday, May 8th, the Institute of Medicine released a report that recommends, in their opinion, comprehensive strategies for addressing the nation’s continuing obesity epidemic and calls on leaders of all sectors to...
March 03rd, 201204:33 PM ETAbout a week ago a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommended that a new weight loss prescription drug be approved. The name of the drug is Qnexa. It has been over 12 years since such a weight loss pill came out on the market but it seems like we'll have another one not too far down the road. In the Review section of this weekend'...
February 02nd, 201201:25 PM ETA physician's body mass index (BMI) may have an impact on how he or she cares for overweight and obese patients, according to a nationwide survey. Physicians with normal BMI were more likely to engage their patients in weight-loss conversations compared with those who were overweight or obese acording to a study out of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...
January 05th, 201202:05 PM ETIn my last post I wrote about studies that have shown that religious activity, specifically church attendance, has been shown to be related to higher levels of obesity. According to several studies, people who regularly attend church are more likely to be obese than those who do not regularly attend. I find this disturbing. It's not the simpl...
December 19th, 201110:53 AM ETReligious activity is generally associated with good physical and mental health. But it also is associated with higher rates of obesity. On the surface, this just does not make sense. A half dozen studies of mortality risks in the last ten years have found that frequent worship attenders were anywhere from 18% to 35% less likely than non-attende...
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