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Yale study finds fat cells shrink, but never disappear

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Turns out, you can run from fat cells, but you can’t hide. According to a study from Yale researchers — published in the March 2 issue of Nature Cell Biology — once fat cells form, they might shrink during weight loss, but they do not disappear, a fact that has derailed many a diet. Researchers […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital weight-loss challenge deadline extended

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The deadline for entering the Griffin Hospital Community Meltdown Challenge has been extended to Monday, Feb. 23. This online weight loss competition encourages participants to lose 6 percent of their total weight or maintain their weight over 12 weeks. Participants hitting their goal will split a cash prize pool. The challenge is conducted completely online […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, obesity

Griffin Hospital’s Wellness for Life starts March 3 in Derby

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Due to frequent inclement weather, the start of Griffin Hospital’s new Wellness for Life program is postponed to March 3. Wellness for Life is a 12-week, evidence-based lifestyle change program that helps prevent and treat many chronic diseases. According to a report by the US Department of Health and Human Services, 80 percent of chronic […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts online weight-loss competition

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Griffin Hospital is hosting an online weight loss competition to give the community extra incentive to get healthy in 2015. The Griffin Hospital Community Meltdown Challenge starts Feb. 9 and encourages participants to lose 6 percent of their total weight or maintain their weight over 12 weeks. The challenge is conducted completely online with participants […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, obesity

Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts series of health talks

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Griffin Hospital wants to help individuals keep their New Year’s Resolutions for better health with a series of free talks in January and February. The three talks will focus on losing weight, getting better sleep and quitting smoking, offering health education as well as information on services Griffin offers to help the resolutions stick. Each […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, obesity, smoking

Anti-obesity coalition wishes you healthy holidays

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Get Healthy CT, an anti-obesity coalition of hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers, is wishing area residents a happy – and healthy – holiday season. Visit GetHealthyCT.org and click on “Monthly Health Feature” for information about healthy holiday recipes, avoiding weight gain, staying fit and managing stress. Direct access is available […] [Read More]
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Yale study: Absenteeism from obesity costs billions

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Obesity is associated with significant increases in absenteeism among American workers and costs the nation over $8 billion per year in lost productivity, according to a study recently published by Yale’s Rudd Center researchers. The study suggests that the health consequences of obesity negatively impact the workforce, and in turn create a significant financial challenge […] [Read More]
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Diabetes, healthy Thanksgiving foods, focus of anti-obesity group

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Diabetes awareness and healthy eating for Thanksgiving are the themes of this month’s wellness message from Get Healthy CT, the regional wellness coalition that includes hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers. Visit GetHealthyCT.org and click on “Monthly Health Feature” for information about diabetes prevention, a diabetes risk assessment test, an exercise […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes, nutrition, obesity

Yale study shows how brain ‘browns’ fat to aid weight loss

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Is a cure for obesity on the horizon? Well, probably not any time soon. However, researchers at Yale School of Medicine have uncovered a molecular process in the brain known to control eating. This process impacts how much energy we burn and how much weight we can lose. As you likely know, weight gain happens […] [Read More]
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Anti-obesity effort touts limiting screen time

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Get Healthy Connecticut, the regional health coalition that supports healthy eating and physical activity, is urging area residents to limit their time in front of TV and computer screens and spend more time exercising. The group’s website, GetHealthyCT.org, offers a variety of suggestions on how to limit the time adults and children spend online or […] [Read More]
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