Obesity

August 03, 2017 - 12:52 pm
(WWL.com) An expecting mom’s diet can have huge impacts on the health of her baby. Dr. Nick Broskey with the LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center says a mom’s lifestyle can impact their baby’s metabolism and lifelong risk for obesity and other chronic diseases. “Early on in pregnancy, more so...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.(AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
July 20, 2017 - 3:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world. How? It has to do with lifestyle factors that may make the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.(AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
July 19, 2017 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world. How? It has to do with lifestyle factors that may make the...
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July 10, 2017 - 7:35 am
Michelle Southern reporting. Have you ever thought of your pets as being fat or skinny? A Banfield Pet Hospital's 2017 State of Pet Health report found Louisiana ranks No. 5 for non-obese dogs, and No.6 for slim cats. Dr. Nancy Welborn with the LSU School Of Veterinary Medicine says while your pet...
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April 06, 2017 - 9:37 am
(WWL.com) U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy is behind legislation that seeks to address the growing obesity rate in America. Cassidy says the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act would make weight loss treatment more accessible to those on Medicare. He says the bill allows Medicare to cover the cost of new...
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March 08, 2017 - 1:02 am
A news study finds less than half of people who are overweight or obese are trying to lose weight. A growing number of big people are content with their size or have just given up. Louisiana is among the fattest states in the nation. The Journal of the American Medical Association report shows that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2013 file photo, a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, better known as WIC, bag sits on a shopping cart waiting to be loaded into a recipient's vehicle at a center in Jackson, Miss. Chubby babies and toddlers at risk for later obesity are on the decline in the government food program serving millions of kids, a glimmer of good news in the nation's fight to slim down. The trend was found in a study on children up to age 2 enrolled in the WIC nutrition assistance program for low-income women and children. Half of all U.S. infants up to 12 months old are enrolled in the program. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 13, 2016 - 12:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A decline in chubby babies and toddlers is providing a glimmer of good news in the fight against childhood obesity. The trend was found in a study of children up to age 2 enrolled in a U.S. nutrition assistance program for low-income women and children. Half of all U.S. infants up to...
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