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Study finds 90 percent of American men overfat

Study finds 90 percent of American men overfat

Researchers reported earlier this year in the journal Frontiers of Public Health that up to 76 percent of the world’s population may be overfat. Now these same researchers have focused their efforts on data from 30 of the top developed countries, with even more alarming findings that up to 90 percent of adult males and 50 percent of children may be overfat. Continue reading Study finds 90 percent of American men overfat

Does exercise facilitate body weight control? The answer may depend on sex

Does exercise facilitate body weight control? The answer may depend on sex

Healthcare practitioners regularly prescribe diet and exercise as a method for patients to lose weight. But exercise might not be equally effective in males and females, according to new research. In a study conducted in rats, researchers fed both male and female rats a high fat diet and then trained half of them to run on a treadmill. Continue reading Does exercise facilitate body weight control? The answer may depend on sex

Conversation cards a useful tool in pediatric weight management

Conversation cards a useful tool in pediatric weight management

Conversation Cards were developed to help families think about and prioritize key challenges regarding pediatric weight management. They also create points of reference for providers, which could help to create treatment plans for families based on their priorities. Using Conversation Cards , researchers conducted a study that reviewed the way families use the cards and how their card selections aligned with family characteristics. Continue reading Conversation cards a useful tool in pediatric weight management