Tag archive for Obesity

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New CDC study: Nearly half of U.S. women gain too much weight while pregnant

For many pregnant women, the old adage “eating for two” may not be the best advice to follow. A new CDC study found nearly half of U.S. mothers gain too much weight during pregnancy. Is it time for moms-to-be to replace eating “twice as much” with eating “twice as healthy?”

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Kids obtain 12 percent of their calories from fast food, CDC study says

According to a new CDC study, up to one-third of children in the United States eat fast food every day – receiving 12 percent of their caloric intake from the drive-through. That’s the equivalent of a child eating a small McDonald’s hamburger for lunch seven days a week.

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Alison Pittman researches obesity epidemic.

Fighting childhood obesity starts at home

To help better understand the cause of the growing obesity epidemic, Alison Pittman, M.S.N., RN, CPN, assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, shares a few lifestyle-based solutions that can have an impact well past childhood.

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Researchers will develop a revised force-endurance model to accommodate for the changing capacity of the overweight and obese workforce.

Mehta receives NIOSH grant to revise endurance prediction model for the changing U.S. workforce

Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D. awarded a research grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, to develop a revised force-endurance model to accommodate for the changing capacity of the overweight and obese workforce.

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Mehta examines impact of obesity and stress on worker fatigue and injury

Job stress comes in many different forms and affects your body in various ways, including your waistline. In case you needed more good reasons to aim to seek a harmonious work environment, a recent study indicates that if you don't, you are more susceptible to fatigue and injury.

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Man eating pizza late at night on couch.

“Battle of the bulge” may be linked to body clock in immune cells

It’s all in the timing, according to Texas A&M researchers who have confirmed disruption of the internal biological clock plays a key role in the development of metabolic diseases, including obesity and diabetes.

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Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.

Sharkey to present on obesity and food insecurity in the border colonias at the 12th International Congress on Obesity

Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., professor with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has been invited to present at the 12th International Congress on Obesity (ICO) that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 17-20.

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Childhood Obesity Prevention

New survey assesses Texas legislators’ views on obesity prevention

Results from a recent study, conducted as a collaborative effort between the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health, show much agreement among Texas Lawmakers when it comes to their perceptions of prevention and control measures to address childhood obesity.

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Benden Standing Desks

Standing desks – From bright idea to successful business venture

An ergonomic engineer by trade, Mark Benden, Ph.D., CPE, is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest innovative solutions to solve some of the most complex public health issues.

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