obesity http://wvxu.org en Obesity is main contributor to early onset puberty http://wvxu.org/post/obesity-main-contributor-early-onset-puberty <p>A new study published by <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/" target="_blank">Pediatrics</a>&nbsp;says <strong>obesity is the largest predictor</strong> of earlier onset puberty in girls. Researchers in Cincinnati (<a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/default/" target="_blank">Children's Hospital</a>), San Francisco and New York City studied 1,239 girls ranging in age from 6 to 8 at enrollment and followed at&nbsp;regular intervals from 2004 to 2011.</p><p>Girls with early maturation have greater risk of these:</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 19020 at http://wvxu.org Obesity is main contributor to early onset puberty Getting weight loss down to a science http://wvxu.org/post/getting-weight-loss-down-science <p>Scientists are just beginning to learn how the body’s hormones are programmed to melt away fat. <strong>More hormones in combination with minor surgery may be the solution for the obese.&nbsp;</strong></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 15535 at http://wvxu.org Getting weight loss down to a science Cincinnati expanding healthy living task force http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-expanding-healthy-living-task-force <p>Cincinnati is expanding its Task Force on Healthy Living to include several organizations.&nbsp; The newest members represent the public schools, the city's parks and recreation departments and the soft drink industry.&nbsp;</p><p>Council Member Wendell Young chairs the task force.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:45:04 +0000 Jay Hanselman 3127 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati expanding healthy living task force