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Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly update

Delegates at the World Health Assembly have agreed resolutions and decisions on air pollution, chemicals, the health workforce, childhood obesity, violence, noncommunicable diseases, and the election of the next Director-General.

McLane announces partnership with PHA

McLane Company announced today it is partnering with The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to enhance its healthier-for-you offerings to PHA’s goal of solving the childhood obesity crisis.

Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity

A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity--aerobic exercise. read more

As early as first grade, children with severe obesity are more likely to be ostracized

Childhood obesity has almost quadrupled among 6- to 11-year-olds since 1980. Today, approximately one in 20 children in the United States is severely obese and this public health threat costs the U.S. government billions of dollars annually. Show More Summary

Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors

While a reported drop in obesity rates among U.S. children has been heralded as positive news, more work must be done to understand exactly why that drop occurred, according to researchers at Rice and Temple universities.

Drop in childhood obesity cannot be explained by health behaviors

A 2014 study by the CDC showed a decline in the prevalence of obesity among 2- to 5-year-olds between 2003-2004 (a 13 percent child obesity rate) and 2011-2012 (a 7 percent child obesity rate); however, the study can not identify the health and demographic factors linked to the decline.

BPA's Lasting Effects on Kids May Start in the Womb

The US childhood obesity rate remains high and is probably still inching upward. A new study points to a possible contributing factor that's often neglected: prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical widely used in plastic water...Show More Summary

Influential factors of the social divide in child obesity rates

Researchers have identified important early life factors that contribute to childhood obesity rates being different for children from different socio-economic backgrounds.

Diet soda mixed with pregnancy might be a recipe for childhood obesity, study suggests

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Could diet soda be fueling the rise of childhood obesity? A new study of more than 3,000 Canadian children and their mothers finds a strong link between the amount of artificially sweetened beverages the women drank during pregnancy and the body mass index of their babies. Compared with women who...

Heavy body shape across lifespan associated with highest mortality

People who are lean for life have the lowest mortality, while those with a heavy body shape from childhood up to middle age have the highest mortality, reveal findings of a large study published in The BMJ today. Obesity has become a public health crisis in most countries worldwide. Show More Summary

Childhood Obesity Is Still Going Up, Up, Up

Hey, do you remember that breathless CDC study from a couple of years ago showing a dramatic drop in obesity among 2-5-year-olds? I was pretty skeptical about it, and today I learn that I was right to be. I basically figured that itShow More Summary

The Science™ is in: Michelle Obama’s lunch program is FAILING!

Michelle Obama, like many first ladies in modern times, took on a cause to pass the time while her husband is in office. Childhood Obesity became her great cause. Apparently, getting kids to eat less food is a laudable goal in America today, as our nation is so wealthy. Show More Summary

Childhood Obesity Is Still Rising In The U.S.

last monthNews : Huffington Post

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the U.S. in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children, according to a new study. Ten percentShow More Summary

China pays price of western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity

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 the authors.

China pays price of western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity

Sophia Antipolis, 27 April 2016: China is paying the price of adopting a western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity, shows a 29 year study in nearly 28 000 children and adolescents published today in the European Journal of Preventive...Show More Summary

Nearly 20 Percent of Children in the U.S. Are Likely to Become Severely Obese

In the past couple of years, some published research has suggested rates of childhood obesity are declining, but it turns out this may not actually be the case. A new study published April 26 in Obesity finds there’s insufficient evidence to support these claims. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Childhood obesity is still rising

Obesity in America is arguably one of the country's greatest health concerns. New research shows that childhood obesity is still on the rise.

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