Thursday, January 31, 2013
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“Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity, “ New England Journal of Medicine, January 31, 2013
1. Regular eating breakfast protects against obesity. Most often no effect
2. Early childhood habits influence weight later in life, i.e. fat kids become fat adults, Often true.
3. Eating fruits and veggies results in weight loss. True.
4. Weight cycling, ie. yo-yo dieting, is associated with increased death rates. True.
5. Snacking contributes to weight gain and obesity. Yes.
6. The environment, i.e. sidewalk and park availability, influences obesity. May affect obesity.
- The first emanates out of Leawood, Kansas, where TransforMED, a sudidiary of American Academy of Family Physicians, is located. TransforMED, in conjunction with VHA, Inc, the big non-for profit hospital corporation, and Phytel, an IT company based in Dallas, announced it was kicking off a training program in seven local community organizations –
- Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, W.Va.
- Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, Ind.
- Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala.
- Northeast Georgia Health System, Gainesville, Ga.
- North Mississippi Health Services, Tupelo, Miss.
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore
- INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma City
The second press release appeared in Kaiser Health News and reads as follows. For Medicare Innovations – Think Locally
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