HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Authors of obesity/gas consumption study to speak at Pittsburgh meeting of operations researchers

Pittsburgh, PA, October 30, 2006 -- The authors whose study links obesity to American driving habits and gas consumption will be speakers at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS ) annual meeting in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, November 7, 2006.

Operations researchers Sheldon Jacobson of the University of Illinois and Laura McLay of Virginia Commonwealth University will be delivering a paper The Economic Impact of Obesity on Automobile Fuel. The study has received extensive national coverage. (One article, which appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, can be viewed online at http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/109855,CST-NWS-fatfuel25.article)

Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States. One socio-economic implication of obesity is that it reduces automobile fuel economy. This research quantifies the amount of additional fuel consumed annually in the United States by automobiles that is attributable to higher average passenger weights, during the period from 1960 to 2002. The results indicate that approximately 938 million gallons of fuel are consumed annually as a result of obesity when measured from 1960.

  • EVENT: The Economic Impact of Obesity on Automobile Fuel (part of a session titled Terrorism: Society and Energy Issues)
  • DATE: Tuesday, November 7, 2006
  • TIME: 4:30 - 6 PM
  • PLACE: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 318, Pittsburgh, PA

Over 3,000 operations researchers are expected to attend the INFORMS Annual Meeting November 5-8 in Pittsburgh. The meeting's theme is Celebrate the Renaissance of Operations Research. Information about the annual meeting is at http://meetings.informs.org/Pittsburgh06/. Additional plenary speakers include former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, IBM Vice President William P
'"/>

Contact: Barry List
barry.list@informs.org
443-757-3560
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
30-Oct-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Coffee consumption may lower blood uric acid levels -- the precursor of gout
2. Drinking farm milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies but raw consumption remains unsafe
3. Eggs promote weight loss and help close nutrient consumption gap
4. New animal study may explain why alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk
5. CIHR-funded research: Antidepressants help men decrease alcohol consumption, but not women
6. Fatty fish consumption associated with lower risk of kidney cancer in women
7. Alcohol consumption habits may threaten GI health
8. Varying effects of fish consumption on atrial fibrillation
9. Brain study considers motor function, cognition with alcohol consumption
10. Fluoridated beverage consumption and dental fluorosis: Theres a connection
11. Study shows that soda consumption increases among adolescent girls as they get older

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/15/2017)... ... 15, 2017 , ... The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Climbing Gym is excited ... up on the 14,000+ square foot climbing gym, the owners anticipate to open sometime ... New Jersey and two in New York. With this being its first location in ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... 2017 , ... According to a December 9 article ... the risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular disease. Southern California based ... linked to a Mediterranean diet are only some of the many reasons that ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... January 13, 2017 , ... People with type 2 ... is as easy as checking the nutrition label on foods for grams of ... Despite being sugar-free, proteins can influence — either positively or negatively — insulin ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... January 13, 2017 , ... KOAMTAC ®, Inc., a leading ... the next generation companion scanner and data collector at the National Retail Federation’s Big ... created as an answer to the market’s need for more compact and rugged devices ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... An inventor from Virginia Beach, Va., is always on ... to diversify my outfits, so he decided to design something that enhances the look ... appearance of a belt to allow for quick, easy changing of its look. This ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... 16, 2017 CBDRx, the world,s premiere nutraceutical ... phyto-nutrient rich hemp extract to Veteran,s groups across the ... proprietary hemp extract to Veteran,s groups across the United ... company in the world and through their passion, CBDRx ... spectrum phyto-nutrient rich hemp extract available. ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... , Jan. 14, 2017  Johnson & Weaver, LLP ... of purchasers of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... through October 31, 2016 (the "Class Period"). Zimmer ... and markets orthopaedic reconstructive products, such as knee and hip ... ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... Constant research ongoing in the field ... to the demand for western blotting technique. The global  western ... 551.0 Mn by 2016 end. Developing economies in ... for western blotting, whereas North America ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: