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Georgia Regents University study looks to break stress-salt connection

...that blocks angiotensin could help lower the impact of sodium retention.The project will also look at the interaction with obesity, because fat cells secrete the hormone and attempt to control for that impact, Harshfield said. Another arm of the study...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-25/georgia-regents-university-s
Weight loss varies little among diets

...one's height and weight. A BMI greater than 25 is considered overweight, and a BMI greater than 30 is considered obese.Obesity is a risk factor for many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.Although a variety of diets exist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-08/weight-loss-varies-little-am
Ovarian cancer struggles for awareness

...Cancer Aware ness Month, it is also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, as well as childhood obesity, sickle cell and atrial fibrillation month, among many others.Flanders and Meadows acknowledge that unless you or a family...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-06/ovarian-cancer-struggles-awa
Animal rescuers trying to save obese dog

...Hayward said.While Pearl's is a case of extreme obesity, an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the U...overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity and Prevention.The association's founder Ernie Ward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/animal-rescuers-trying-save-o
Children's Week is serious fun

...bring the community's needs and concerns to state representatives. This year, the issues expected to be discussed include obesity, early childhood education, poverty, parental engagement, work readiness and students graduating on time.Hollimon said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-09-24/childrens-week-s
Georgia agencies cooperate on obesity campaign

...government's effort to curb childhood obesity.Wednesday, more than 30 agencies...can turn this tide and make childhood obesity a thing that's in decline," said Lt...exercise and who has championed multiple obesity programs.One in three Georgia third-graders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-27/georgia-agencies-coopera
Health care providers trained to communicate more effectively about childhood obesity

When talking about childhood obesity, health care providers aren't getting the message across to...initiative of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to combat childhood obesity in Georgia."Health care providers are uncomfortable having that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-05-21/health-care-providers-traine
Fight obesity, curb food stamps, SC official says

...public health chief says further restricting what people can buy with food stamps might be a way to cut down on the state's obesity problem. Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton told The Associated Press on Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-06/fight-obesity-curb-food-
Coca-Cola video shows fun of burning off 140-calorie soda

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing...from health advocates who say they fuel obesity and chronic diseases related to diet...based in Atlanta, began addressing obesity for the first time in a TV ad last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-06/coca-cola-video-shows-fun-
Fat camps offer pets 'pawlates' to slim down

...ANGELES - It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates...Ward, a veterinarian and founder of the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention in Calabash, N.C. Overweight pets can suffer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/fat-camps-offer-pets-pawlates-slim-