Foodconsumer.org

 
USCards.com Bookmark Us
All Food, Diet and Health News 
 
 Misc. News
 Must-Read News
 Letter to Editor
 Featured Products
 Recalls & Alerts
 Consumer Affair
 Non-food Things
 Health Tips
 Interesting Sites
 
 Diet & Health
 Heart & Blood
 Cancer
 Body Weight
 Children & Women
 General Health
 Nutrition
 
 Food & Health
 Food Chemicals
 Biological Agents
 Cooking & Packing
 Technologies
 Agri. & Environ.
 Laws & Politics
 
 General Health
 Drug News
 Diseases
 Mental Health
 Infectious Disease
 Environment
 Lifestyle
 Government
 Other News
 
 Food Consumer
 FC News & Others
Search





Search Foodconsumer & Others


Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo
Newsfeed

foodconsumer.org news feed
Su bmit news[release]



More than 100 credit cards available at uscards.com from uscards.com, you can pick more than 100 credit cards


Diet & Health : Body Weight Last Updated: Apr 20, 2011 - 9:38:09 AM


Gaining weight? Read a healthy lifestyle book!
By Sue Mueller
Oct 5, 2008 - 6:24:01 PM

E.mail t.his a.rticle
 P.rinter f.riendly p.age
Get n.ewsletter
 
   
Do you know vit.amin C lowers bl.ood press.ure?

Sunday October 5, 2008 (foodconsumer.org) -- Worried about your kids gaining excess weight? Ask them to read a book about healthy lifestyle! A new study found children who were asked to read a healthy lifestyle book did lose some weight although not as much as desired.

For the study, researchers at Duke University asked obese females ages 9 to 13 who participated in a weight loss program to read a novel called Lake Rescue to see what would happen to their body mass index.

The book was full of messages from pediatric experts on specific healthy lifestyle, weight management, positive and strong role models.

Six month later, the researchers found the 31 reading girls experienced a significant decrease in their BMI by 0.71% compared to an increase of 0.05% in their peers who did not read the book.

Overweight and obesity are more prevalent now than ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 16 percent of children ages 6 to 19 are overweight or obese.

Sarah Armstrong, MD, director of Duke's Healthy Lifestyles Program where the study was conducted said although the effect was not as much as thought, it should be considered encouraging because children tend to enlarge their waistline as they grow up.





© 2004-2008 by foodconsumer.org unless otherwise specified

Top of Page




Google
 
Web foodconsumer.org

Search Consumer-friendly Health Sites












We have moved to Food Consumer . Org



disclaimer | advertising | jobs | privacy | about us | newsletter | Submit news/articles
link partners: | Buy Viagra | MarketAmerica.com |
Buy a home | Auto Insurance | Mortgage refinancing | DaytonaCPA.com | Take Your Blog to a Higher Level
© Copyright 2004 - 2008 foodconsumer.org All rights reserved

Disclaimer: What's published on this website should be considered opinions of respective writers only and foodconsumer.org which has no political agenda nor commercial ambition may or may not endorse any opinion of any writer. No accuracy is guaranteed although writers are doing their best to provide accurate information only. The information on this website should not be construed as medical advice and should not be used to replace professional services provided by qualified or licensed health care workers. The site serves only as a platform for writers and readers to share knowledge, experience, and information from the scientific community, organizations, government agencies and individuals. Foodconsumer.org encourages readers who have had medical conditions to consult with licensed health care providers - conventional and or alternative medical practitioners.