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Rates of Obesity in Kids Are Down… But Poverty, Pollution and Lack of Sleep Make Things Worse [Weighty Issues]

The statistics tell us that one in six U.S. children are obese, and one in three are overweight. And when you look at an obesity map alongside a poverty map, you get the sense that the two are related. A new study in the May issue of the journal Pediatrics finds facts that support this theory. More »
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Risk For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increased By Obesity In Adolescents, But Not In Younger Children

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

A study in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that being overweight or obese increases the risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adolescents but not in younger children. Results indicate... Read Post

Parents Battle Bulge, Bullying with Overweight and Obese Kids

Health : Newswise Medical News (6 years ago)

Bullying is a major concern among parents with overweight and obese children, and these parents are much more likely than parents with healthy weight children to rate bullying as a top health issue for kids, according to the C.S. Mo... Read Post

Study Finds Obesity May Be As Bad As Smoking [Weighty Issues]

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel (6 years ago)

Seriously obese people may lose ten years off their life and moderately obese people may lose three according to the largest study ever conducted on how obesity affects mortality. The study by Oxford University researchers and publi... Read Post


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