HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Obesity prevention program aimed at second graders

April 9, 2003 (San Diego, CA) -- Some 20 years ago, children would hike, play basketball, and leave the house to play only coming back when dinner was ready.

Now, in many communities, open spaces have been filled with town houses and condominiums, playgrounds have been closed due to fear of possible litigation, and the increasing threats to child safety have put an end to young people exploring to their heart's content. In the 21st century, children eat more and exercise less.

Unfortunately, the computer and television have become the best friends of too many of our children. The result is not only sociologically significant it is also physically deadly.

The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that more than 60 percent of American adults are overweight, while almost one out of three is obese. In the last 20 years, the proportion of overweight children between ages 6 and 19 has tripled, to nearly one of every three kids. In December, 2001, Surgeon General David Satcher stated that 300,000 deaths per year are associated with overweight and obesity, and projected the annual public health cost of this condition at $117 billion, due to the life-threatening complications of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, kidney failure and many other ailments.

A groundbreaking program in Colorado is tackling this problem head-on. An integrated science education enrichment program (Program ENERGY) has been established to reduce the rate of obesity and type 2 diabetes in elementary school students. Program Energy is funded by the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health (NCRR/NIH) Science Education Partnership Award " Shaping Health Behaviors Through Science Enrichment." Past research has demonstrated that prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes can be achieved by healthy eating and active living. Teaching children to incorporate the elements of a healthy lifestyle is necessary to reduce these two prev
'"/>

Contact: Donna Krupa
djkrupa1@aol.com
703-967-2751
American Physiological Society
9-Apr-2003


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Obesity and hypertension: Two epidemics or one?
2. Obesity alone not a good predictor of cardiovascular risk and death, fat distribution proved best
3. Obesity drug inhibits prostate tumor growth
4. Obesity and blood pressure
5. Obesity, kidney genetics, erectile dysfunction among highlighted research at APS Meeting
6. Obesity in Costa Rican children alarming, likely future health burden
7. Obesity not a personal failing, but a battle against biology
8. Obesity sleuths find chronic diseases linked to behavior contrary our DNA
9. Obesity...by choice
10. Obesity may exacerbate a heart disorder in African American females
11. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions - urgent need for research

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Obesity prevention program aimed second graders

(Date:4/15/2014)... Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in ... hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. ... studies to determine how the hormone helps plants ... by the continuing increase in the atmosphere,s carbon ... achievement appears in the April 15 issue of ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Looking at the question of how social behavior has ... universities in Mainz and Basel have gained new insights ... simply compete for food. Rather the siblings share what ... absent," explained Dr. Jol Meunier of the Evolutionary Biology ... University of Mainz (JGU). The team of biologists from ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... (April 15, 2014) The American Association of Anatomists ... All awards will be presented during the Closing ... Hotel on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. during ... , The 2014 award winners are: , ... PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biologists develop nanosensors to visualize movements and distribution of plant hormone 2Sibling cooperation in earwig families gives clues to early evolution of social behavior 2American Association of Anatomists 2014 award winners 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 This webinar ... on nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. ... guide a path for biosimilar drug development, however ... of biosimilarity with regards to quality, safety and ... of biosimilar drug development and registration, development strategies ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... an enhancement to its Online Web Portal for Life ... now have the ability to specify the subject matter ... nearly 50 life science sub-domains. This will help reduce ... and scientific fields, and decrease the likelihood of error. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... – 11 p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 ... Hepatitis B Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely ... improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide, ... 11 at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... initiated coverage of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua ... and marketing proprietary products to serve the wound ... , In late 2012, Alliqua was restructured ... launched the company’s new strategy to become a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
Cached News: