Tag Archives: obesity

UF to launch Healthy Kids Program in May

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Due to increased rates of childhood obesity, the University of Florida is launching a healthy-living initiative to help young children learn how to make healthy choices.

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In The News: Bush released from hospital, Newtown families, Coke addresses obesity, Justin Timberlake’s new single

By on January 14th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 9:36 am

Elder President Bush Released From Hospital : The Two-Way : NPR – After nearly two months in a Houston hospital, where he spent some of the time in intensive care for treatment of complications related to bronchitis, an infection and a stubborn [...]

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Book claims food can be as addictive as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol

By on October 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

A new book claims food can be as addictive as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. Co-editor Mark Gold, a professor at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, said UF’s McKnight Brain Institute is researching how the addictions are similar.

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Head Start works with UF on childhood obesity

By on September 28th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

With an increase of childhood obesity in the program, Head Start decided to tackle the issue with the help of the University of Florida by educating children and parents alike.

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UF study shows higher rates of obesity in rural areas

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

A recent UF study has shown that people living in rural areas are more likely to be obese.

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New study aims to link obesity and autism during pregnancy

By on April 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

The Journal of Pediatrics has released a research article reporting overweight and obese mothers are more than two times more likely to give birth to children with autism or developmental delays. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports.

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