Electronic health records lag in obesity-related functions

September 24, 2015

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied the use of obesity-related electronic health record (EHR) functions and the characteristics of health care providers and practices who reported using EHRs with weight management functions. The study, “Electronic health records to support obesity-related patient-care: Results from a survey of United States physicians,” was […]

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Frequent dining out might widen your waistline

November 17, 2014

Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests. Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, analyzed data from more than 8,300 American adults between 2005–2010.

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Family meals could protect teens from obesity in adulthood

October 15, 2014

By Catherine Griffin A simple, family meal each day may reduce the risk of obesity in teens. Scientists have found that family meals during adolescence were protective for overweight and obesity in adulthood. In order to see whether family meals played a role in obesity reduction, the scientists used data from a 10-year longitudinal study. […]

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Minority kids may need longer support to keep weight off

August 15, 2013

By Cole Petrochko A lifestyle modification program for obese minority and inner city teens effectively helped them manage body mass index and nutrition, but the benefits wore off after the program’s conclusion, researchers found. During nine months of the behavior- and nutrition-modifying intervention, participants saw significant reductions in rates of BMI increase (0.13 versus 0.04,P<0.01), BMI […]

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Study examined association between household behaviors, youth BMI

December 28, 2012

This study sought to determine whether children (aged 9–18 years) who live in households that have healthful practices related to behaviors associated with obesity have a lower body mass index (BMI).

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