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Sugary Drink Trick Helps Fight Obesity and Diabetes

We all reach for sugary drinks from time to time. Some more than others. But who can blame us? They are discretionary calories that just taste so darn good. But soda sizes have constantly been on the rise and the rate of childhood obesity and diabetes has followed right along. Show More Summary

Financial Distress in Greece Said to Be Fuelling Childhood Obesity

The financial distress being experienced by ordinary Greeks as a result of the country's economic crisis has led to extremely high rates of obesity, particularly among children, and despite the warnings, Greece's government is helpless...Show More Summary

Standing desks at schools: The solution to the childhood obesity epidemic?

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Being told to "sit still" in the classroom may soon be a thing of the past.Schools in a growing number of jurisdictions are experimenting with the once-faddish, now commonplace  tool of the modern office dweller: the standing desk.Read full article >>

Evaluating the Causes of Weight Gain in Young Children

With childhood obesity becoming a major public health issue, it’s important to understand why some children gain weight faster than others. Eating habits seem to have far more to say than physical activity, research from the Norwegian...Show More Summary

How Do We Get More Kids Outside?

Childhood participation is down, obesity is up, kids can't even walk home alone from school. What to do?

The Sextile: The Lazy Susan Of Astrology

I admit it: I was a fat kid. Like, really fat. Anyone who's been in that position themselves can tell you that childhood obesity is a lot more complex than most people realize. It's usually far more than just "too much of the wrong food" or "not enough exercise" or something. Show More Summary

Grandparents' affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children

Affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China, new research reveals. Chinese children who are mainly cared for by their grandparents are moreShow More Summary

Childhood Obesity Spikes During Summer Months

In the fight against childhood obesity, summer is one of the most challenging times of the year. Many children finish the school year in June fitter and leaner than when they go back to school in August

Doughnut shop is under investigation for selling pastries frosted with Ariana Grande's spit

After Ariana Grande was caught on camera licking doughnuts and declaring hatred for these United States, she responded with a nonsensical statement about how she loves America but hates childhood obesity Now it seems that Grande's efforts...Show More Summary

Ariana Grande Says She Licked Doughnuts Because She Hates Childhood Obesity

Ariana Grade took a respite from being carried like a baby to act like one. On Tuesday, TMZ published security footage of the 22-year-old at a doughnut shop licking the sweet treats when the employees' backs were turned. When one staff member kindly offered Grande a full tray of new doughnuts --... Read More > Other Links From Ariana Grande

Subway Suspends Ties With Pitchman Jared Fogle

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Authorities raided Fogle's home, but he has not been arrested or charged. Tuesday's raid puts a spotlight on Fogle's ties to the former head of a foundation he created to fight childhood obesity.

Subway Suspends Jared Amidst Child Porn Allegations

Jared Fogle, Subway pitchman, is in the middle of an investigation into child pornography, which initially focused on the arrest of an employee who ran his childhood obesity charity. Jared, Subway’s spokesman for over a decade, watched as agents raided his house, carrying out armloads of electronic equipment and documents. Show More Summary

Kids' brain responses to food depend on their body composition

Research using brain-imaging technology has revealed a brain response pattern in children that might represent a step along the path to childhood obesity.

Jared Fogle's ties to ex-foundation head charged with child porn in spotlight

A raid at the home of an iconic restaurant spokesman is casting a glaring spotlight on his relationship with the former head of a foundation he set up to combat childhood obesity.

Smoking around your toddler could be just as bad as smoking while pregnant

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, reveal researchers. “We suspect the statistics we’ve established linking childhood obesity to...Show More Summary

Is a Low-Carb Diet a Genuine Remedy for Obesity?

The outrageously high rates of childhood and adult obesity and diabetes in the U.S. may suggest that the U.S. Dietary Guidelines (DG) are not working. After all, these guidelines are meant to protect our health. So how did we find ourselves...Show More Summary

After A Long Ban, Soda Machines And Deep Fryers Are Back At Texas Schools

As part of a plan to combat childhood obesity, Texas schools are once again allowing deep fryers and soda machines, KUT (Austin) is reporting. And if the phrases “combat childhood obesity” and “allowing deep fryers and soda machines” in the same sentence doesn’t make sense to you, you’re not alone. Show More Summary

SCOPE program developed to engage communities in preventing childhood obesity

A multidisciplinary group of Canadian researchers has developed a participatory action research program to help address healthy body weight in children. The SCOPE program promotes 'Live 5-2-1-0', which encourages children to enjoy five...Show More Summary

Parents’ Denial Fuels Childhood Obesity Epidemic

2 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The majority of parents of preschool-age obese children described them as “about the right weight,” a recent study found.

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