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By NEWSDAY | August 24, 2005
Despite a smattering of government initiatives to curb the trend, Americans continued to gain weight last year. The adult obesity rate inched up to 24.5 percent from 23.7 percent in 2003, a new report says. More than a quarter of adults in 10 states are obese, and seven of those 10 states are in the Southeast. Colorado had the lowest adult obesity rate, at 16.8 percent. Maryland ranked 29th with rate of 21.7 percent. Co-written by former Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening, the report was the second such annual report released by the Trust for America's Health, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan health advocacy organization.
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NEWS
January 26, 2009
Women are less able to suppress hunger Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests. Gene-Jack Wang of Brookhaven National Laboratory and his colleagues were trying to figure out why some people overeat and gain weight while others don't. They performed brain scans on 13 women and 10 men who had fasted overnight to determine how their brains responded to the sight of their favorite foods.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1997
The University of Maryland basketball team received good and bad news last week regarding its two incoming recruits: Forward Terence Morris of Frederick finally received the college board score he needed for eligibility as a freshman, but guard Juan Dixon of Baltimore did not.It means that Morris, pending the approval of his score later this summer by the national clearinghouse, will likely play for the Terrapins next season. Dixon, who can still try to gain his eligibility for the spring semester beginning in January, might redshirt.
FEATURES
By Joyce Hendley and Joyce Hendley,Contributing Writer United Feature Syndicate | July 22, 1993
As a young man watches his slim fiancee approvingly from a distance, an old man shatters his reverie. "Better look now," he warns. "After the first kid, she's gonna blow up like a balloon."Thus did the 1989 movie "True Love" immortalize the stereotype that after marriage, and especially after having children, only women, not men, gain weight. But a new study suggests that exactly the opposite may be true: Marriage, pure and simple, causes men to put on weight.When researchers at Cornell University analyzed weight and marriage data from 3,025 men and women, they found that both married men and women tend to be heavier than their single counterparts.
FEATURES
By Dr. Simeon Margolis and Dr. Simeon Margolis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 22, 1996
Are there any surgical treatments for obesity?Over the years a number of surgical procedures have been used to treat obesity either by restricting the intake of food or by reducing its absorption from the intestine.One of the simplest methods is to wire the jaws shut so that the diet is limited to liquids taken through a straw. Although this approach generally leads to weight loss (the author of this column managed to gain weight when his jaws were wired shut for a broken jaw), weight is usually regained as soon as the wires are removed.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | December 26, 2008
As he's been doing for nearly the past 50 years, Eddie Jacobs opens his own door in downtown Baltimore for another business day. He answers his own phone (the number has not changed in nearly 70 years) and mails his own paperwork. The man who sells suits as they looked in the 1950s is proud of his merchandise's permanence. He believes in classic clothes with good linings, reliable wool fabric and pants with a proper rise. He owns no blue jeans and will not discuss the grunge look. His sales technique is as soft as the shoulders in one of his Southwick suits.
SPORTS
By Bill Free and Bill Free,Sun Staff Writer | November 6, 1994
When Kristy Matthai trots on the field for Westminster this week in the state field hockey tournament, it will be the continuation of a touching story of a driven teen-ager who has overcome a serious eating disorder to pursue a field hockey career.A little more than two years ago when it was discovered that Matthai had anorexia, she had to decide whether she wanted to remain painfully thin at 5 feet 6, 100 pounds or gain a mandated 15 pounds to play field hockey again.After many tears, battles with her parents, therapy, working with a nutritionist and doctor, and finally a threat from her mother (Linda)
FEATURES
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1996
Jakhaila Miracle Braxton is resting her 3-pound-something body on a tiny piece of sheepskin in an incubator at Mercy Hospital. Meant to be born in 1997, she's spending her first Christmas in the neonatal intensive care unit with 16 other preemies. Lying in their transparent isolettes, these infants appear as fragile, precious and untouchable as museum exhibits.Neptina Jones, 25, stares at Jakhaila longingly. Born seven weeks premature, Jakhaila is Jones's fourth child and first girl -- her miracle, she says.
NEWS
By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1999
Darrell E. Putman, a former Army Green Beret and conservative Republican who turned to marijuana for medicinal purposes to treat his cancer, died Wednesday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 49.In the final months of his life, Mr. Putman became an advocate for legalizing marijuana for medicinal use. He smoked the drug to regain his appetite and gain weight in preparation for cancer treatment, and wanted other patients to reap its benefits."He said, `If I ever left a legacy, it will be to try to get this passed for other patients,' " said his brother, Wayne E. Putman of Frederick.
FEATURES
By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 24, 1997
My problem is my weight. All my working life, I have had two wardrobes -- one for when I gain weight and one for when I lose it. Now that I've turned 40, I decided to get rid of the skinny, form-fitting numbers that take up space in my closet.I want to buy clothes that are comfortable -- even if I gain 10 pounds. What should I look for that will still make me look modern?Mario Bandiera, managing director of Les Copains, says you are right to avoid form-fitting fashions and suggests you look for clothes with soft silhouettes in free-flowing fabrics, such as knits and soft cottons.
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