Despite recent news reports linking high cholesterol levels to different life-threatening diseases, the message has apparently been lost on many consumers. At least, that’s the finding of a new study on contemporary awareness of cholesterol as a risk factor, which appeared in the July 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
By Ralph La Forge, MS
EXERCISE AND WEIGHT LOSS IN YOUNG, OVERWEIGHT ADULTS
Exercise and Weight Loss in Young, Overweight Adults Supplements May Improve Arterial Function
Donnelly, J.E., et al. 2003. Effects of a 16-month randomized, controlled exercise trial on body weight and composition in young, overweight men and women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 163, 1343-50. Study. Investigato...
Perhaps more help is on the way for personal trainers working against obesity and inactivity.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) and Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) and Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) in early June introduced comprehensive legislation aimed at reducing obesity, particularly among children and adolescents.
Your obese clients have many health risks, including potentially harmful blood clots. Fortunately, exercising can help dissolve potential clots, according to research by Dr. Christopher A. DeSouza and colleagues presented at the American Heart Association’s conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology in May.
Researchers know that 1 in 7 kids today is obese, yet few studies have measured how obesity affects a child’s quality of life. Now, a new study in the April 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has confirmed what many suspected: Compared to their healthy and normal-weight counterparts, obese kids have a significantly lower quality of life. Even more distressing, their quality of life is similar to that of children diagnosed with cancer.