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Obesity

FDA finalizes new food nutrition labels

May 24, 2016
Updated design calls out added sugars, reflects realistic serving sizes

The hidden (and the not-so-hidden) costs of obesity

May 19, 2016
Think of what else we could do with $270 billion, if we weren’t spending it on obesity-related costs

Can plastic program your baby to be obese?

May 17, 2016
Chemical found in some plastics could increase risk of obesity, study finds

You Asked: Can you be overweight and healthy?

May 10, 2016
Maybe, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pursue healthy lifestyle choices

10 common elderly health issues

February 11, 2016
Prepare to age successfully with this guide to senior health

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

November 13, 2015

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?”

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

September 21, 2015

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.

Does obesity impact brain health in seniors? A new Texas A&M study aims to find out

September 21, 2015

As we age, the effects of obesity on cardiovascular disease and diabetes are well documented, but little is known about the impact of obesity on brain health. Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., M.S., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, hopes to change this with new research aimed at better understanding how obesity in seniors impacts their brain function.

Fighting childhood obesity starts at home

July 10, 2015

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.

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

November 25, 2014

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.