Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

Environmental factors play role in obesity, researchers say

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Along with unhealthy food choices and a lack of access to affordable fresh produce, living in an unsafe neighborhood with a poor social structure  plays a role in obesity as residents are less likely to be physically active, UCLA researchers said July 15 in a Center Health Policy Seminar Series lecture.

Research Scientist Joelle Wolstein[ Read full post ]

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Healthy food choices at South L.A. farmers markets

Monday, September 8th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxFarmers markets are cropping up in South Los Angeles, leading to more healthy eating choices, according to a story in Intersections South L.A.

A 2008 moratorium barring new standalone fast-food structures is still in effect in South L.A, and the story cites California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data that find the percentage of people in … [ Read full post ]

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Tulare County’s local excess crops feed locals in need

Monday, April 7th, 2014

CHIS_Logo-smHealth educator Sarah Ramirez is trying to improve the diets of undernourished residents in Tulare County by harvesting and delivering excess local farm produce to food banks, CNN reports. The story says nearly three-quarters of adults in the area are either overweight or obese, according to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

Working as … [ Read full post ]

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Get a quick snapshot of health in your county!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Need a quick snapshot of  health in your county?

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has just released new Health Profiles, one-page, easy-to-read, printable fact sheets on every county in California as well as the state’s regions, certain service planning areas of large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, and more.   … [ Read full post ]

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Funding available to research asthma and obesity

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

While studies show that obese people are two to three times more likely to have asthma that overweight people, the reason is unclear. The National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR) is requesting grant proposals from organizations interested in investigating the linkages betwen asthma and obesity, especially in early life.  Proposals are due on September 5, [ Read full post ]

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Passing on PE?: More than 1/3 of Calif. teens do not participate in physical education

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Approximately 1.3 million teens — more than a third (38 percent) of all adolescents enrolled in California public schools — do not participate in any school-based physical education classes, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.  

Research has shown that a lack of physical activity is associated with … [ Read full post ]

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