Post Profile

Obesity set to soar for boys, but not girls, from poorer homes

Most boys from deprived backgrounds in England will be overweight by 2020 while better-off boys grow slimmer, says study Childhood obesity is set to increase so sharply among boys from poorer homes in England that three in five of them will be dangerously overweight by 2020, research shows. But the number of well-off boys who are overweight or obese is expected to fall to one in six in that time, underlining that obesity’s already stark class divide will widen even further.
read more


Related Posts

Childhood Obesity May Contribute to Later Onset of Puberty for Boys

Health : Newswise Medical News

Increasing rates of obese and overweight children in the United States may be contributing to a later onset of puberty in boys, say researchers at the University of Michigan....

Study Identifies Risk Factors In Infancy That Predict Childhood Obesity

Health : Medical News Today

High birth weight, rapid weight gain and having an overweight mother who smokes can all increase the risk of a baby becoming obese later in childhood, research by experts at The University of Nottingham has found. The study, publish...

Physical Education Mandates Have Mixed Success in Fighting Childhood Obesity

Health : Newswise Medical News

A study by a University of Iowa economist finds that increased physical education requirements help reduce obesity among fifth grade boys but not girls, and suggests school districts do not always follow the state PE mandates.

China pays price of western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Less than one percent of children were obese in 1985 compared to 17 percent of boys and 9 percent of girls in 2014, a study from China concludes. Boys may be more overweight than girls because of societal preference for sons, say th...

Study points to 'growing class gap' in US teen obesity

Health : Medical News Today

Although recent reports suggest the childhood obesity epidemic in the US may have abated somewhat, a new study finds that the overall trend masks growing socioeconomic disparities, with teens in poorer families showing increased rat...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC