About two thirds of the American population is overweight or obese,
    putting them at higher risk for health problems such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. The obesity
    epidemic in America is the result of poor eating habits, genetics, and
    a lack of exercise. It's therefore difficult for public health
    officials to get people to make a conscious effort to control their
    weight.


    This is
    why Chinmay Manohar in the Department Endocrinology, Nutrition and
    Diabetes of the Mayo Clinic is designing a device to help motivate
    people to be more active. His team has developed a program that helps
    people monitor their normal day-to-day physical activity using an
    everyday device like a cell phone or mp3 player.


    Mr. Manohar will be presenting his team's work at the 2010 Experimental
    Biology meeting in Anaheim, CA on April 24-28. His presentation,
    entitled "Laboratory evaluation of the accuracy of a triaxial
    accelerometer embedded into a cell phone platform for measuring
    physical activity," is based on research performed with Shelly McCrady
    and James Levine of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; and Yuichi Fujiki
    and Ioannis Pavlidis from the Department of Computer Science at the
    University of Houston, Houston, TX.


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