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Childhood obesity is a grave threat to our nation’s health

We’ve known for some time the prevalence of obesity is growing among Americans — not just adults, but children, too. Obesity is associated with a long list of medical problems, including heart and other vascular diseases, diabetes, and joint problems. It is encouraging that recently the seemingly inexorable growth of pediatric obesity prevalence seems to have […]

Childhood obesity climbing with media use, European doctors warn

(Reuters Health) - Children’s waistlines have been expanding in lock step with the amount of time they spend with televisions, computers, smartphones and tablets, European doctors say.

Conflict of interest in child obesity report | Letters

Four former members of the expert working group recruited by the Centre for Social Justice report on childhood obesity write that the involvement of Danone and Asda in the project must bring into question its findings This Thursday sees the publication of the Centre for Social Justice report on childhood obesity. Show More Summary

Childhood obesity: A growing concern

2 months agoAcademics : Nature

Rising obesity means that more children are developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Addressing Weight Stigma in Childhood Obesity

The Obesity Society Perspective paper encourages patient-centered approach to childhood obesity

First-graders fitter than expected

Childhood obesity is often attributed to a lack of exercise. So what about sports among elementary school students? Scientists have pursued this question and collected the results of fitness tests for first-year students over a period of one decade. Show More Summary

Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a new longitudinal observational study, scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children's metabolic...Show More Summary

Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring

Scientists looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children's metabolic characteristics -- including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease -- in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence.

First-graders fitter than expected

Childhood obesity is often attributed to a lack of exercise. So what about sports among elementary school students? A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) pursued this question and collected the results of fitness tests for first-year students over a period of one decade. Show More Summary

Like a Baby: The Vicious Cycle of Childhood Obesity and Snoring

Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated...Show More Summary

First-graders fitter than expected

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Childhood obesity is often attributed to a lack of exercise. So what about sports among elementary school students? A team from the Technical University of Munich pursued this question and collected the results of fitness tests for first-year students over a period of one decade. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: The numbers behind obesity

In this article, we delve into the numbers behind obesity in the United States and worldwide. We cover childhood obesity and the associated health risks.

The Fight to End Childhood Obesity

ObesityWeek provides latest insights into preventing and treating pediatric obesity.

Global childhood obesity has increased over ten-fold in 40 years

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

There are 11 times more children and teens who are obese now than 40 years ago.

As America fights childhood obesity, more kids around the world are underweight

The weight problems that preoccupy Americans typically are about how to lose weight, not gain it. But a study published in the Lancet on Tuesday night provides a sobering look at how much the relationship children globally have with food and weight depends on where they are growing up. The study...

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO

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