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UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind Forms Advisory Council

The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, which fights childhood obesity by installing comprehensive fitness programs in middle and high schools, has formed an academic advisory council of leading experts in physical education, fitness and wellness.

NASA encourages kids to Train Like an Astronaut

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Getting kids interested in health and fitness is never easy, but tell them they are going to "train like an astronaut" and they suddenly can't wait to know more. As a response to the childhood obesity epidemic, NASA introduced Mission X: Train like an Astronaut in 2011. Show More Summary

FSU researcher paves new path toward preventing obesity

(Florida State University) People who experience unpredictable childhoods face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults.

Researcher Paves New Path Toward Preventing Obesity

People with unpredictable childhoods are more likely to become obese as adults, according to new research.

Fathers' involvement may help prevent childhood obesity

Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity.

Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk

A factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implication being that it may interfere with a child's ability to learn to self-regulate food intake. When a child is overweight, parents tend to use more controlling, restrictive feeding practices. Show More Summary

Childhood obesity major link to hip diseases

(University of Liverpool) New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, shows a strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood.

UF, Rutgers, WVU to Help Combat Childhood Obesity

Parents serve as their children's role models, and they buy most of the food their children eat. With that in mind, researchers from the University of Florida, Rutgers University and West Virginia University will work with a five-year, $4 million grant to try to change home eating habits to help curb obesity.

Childhood Obesity Historically High in Low Income Communities

Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project (MA-CORD)

Comprehensive program improves measures of childhood obesity at community health center

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A comprehensive program to reduce or prevent childhood obesity in low-income communities led to significant improvements in obesity-related measures among children cared for at a Massachusetts community health center.

Community-wide effort to fight childhood obesity shows promise

(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) A large-scale effort to reduce childhood obesity in two low-income Massachusetts communities resulted in some modest improvements among schoolchildren over a relatively short period of time,...Show More Summary

Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) A factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implication being that it may interfere with a child's ability to learn to self-regulate food intake. Show More Summary

Prebiotics reduce body fat in overweight children

(American Gastroenterological Association) There may soon be a new tool in the fight against childhood obesity. Prebiotics reduce body fat in children who are overweight or obese by altering their gut microbiota, according to new research published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Show More Summary

TVs in the bedroom linked to childhood obesity, study finds

Scientists say there is a clear link between having a TV in your bedroom as a young child and becoming overwieght later in childhood Children who have a television in their bedroom at the age of seven are more likely to become overweight,...Show More Summary

USDA awards $6.6 million to combat childhood obesity

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $6.6 million for 10 grants to combat childhood obesity, a public health issue that affects one in five school-aged children. Show More Summary

Childhood obesity causes lasting damage to the body

Obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, a new study reveals.

Why Does The NSW Government Hate Vegemite?

In a bid to fight childhood obesity, the NSW Department Of Education has issued a blacklist of food it wants to see banned or heavily restricted from school canteens. While the majority of snacks mentioned in the report won't raise any...Show More Summary

Save Scotland’s young – ban the school run | Kevin McKenna

Children should be encouraged to walk to school to help us tackle the childhood obesity problem It was surely only a matter of time – that being a commodity Doctor Who possesses in abundance – before he would get to encounter space zombies on his intergalactic travels. Show More Summary

Obesity and Poor Vitamin D Levels Tied to Risk of Childhood MS in Study

A study of nearly 600 children with multiple sclerosis reported that genes linked to low vitamin D levels and obesity contribute to the risk of developing MS in childhood. While the two are also risk factors for adult-onset MS, obesity and low vitamin D have a larger risk impact on children than adults. Show More Summary

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