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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

Dawgs on the Move Initiative

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

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Reducing Obesity in Georgia

In Communities

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In People with Disabilities

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Remembering Obesity Initiative Director Cliff Baile

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Clifton A. “Cliff” Baile, a D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar in Biotechnology at the University of Georgia whose recent research focused on the physiology and biochemistry of obesity and bone disorders, died May 19 following a cerebral aneurysm. He was 74.

“Cliff Baile touched so many here at UGA from graduate students, staff, faculty and administrators,” said Deborah Murray, associate dean for Extension and outreach in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “He always valued everyone and never discounted what you were or who you were. He knew that if we were going to tackle obesity we all had to work together. He loved UGA and the people who worked here.”

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Weighing In

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From cutting carbs to reducing sodium, weight loss tips are plentiful in the media. Even tips based on research studies often appear to contradict the findings of other studies. With an abundance of obesity research, cutting through the noise to help reduce obesity can be challenging for those involved in health communication. Ultimately, helping people … More ›

Virtual pets encourage kids to exercise

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People who own dogs may be more likely to exercise, according to a 2013 American Heart Association report. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that virtual pets can also encourage kids to get moving. The University of Georgia researchers developed a virtual reality experience that allows children to use their own exercise … More ›

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