Health care professionals have known for decades that women of childbearing age should take folic acid, because it reduces a baby's risk of being born with the neural tube defect, spina bifida. New research shows there may be another good reason for mothers-to-be to take the mineral — it may prevent obesity in children. In […]
(University of Colorado at Boulder) A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows preschoolers consume more calories than normal when they don't get enough sleep, findings that have implications for childhood obesity risk.
(Georgia State University) Federal school lunch guidelines enacted in 2012 are doing what they were designed to do: improving nutrition for school-age children and reducing childhood obesity, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
(University of California - Riverside) Andrew Subica in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues report on the results of an innovative program to address the nation's childhood obesity problem by targeting its root cause, children's unhealthy neighborhood conditions, in 21 low-income communities of color.
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...Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and Kognito (a client of The Drapin Group LLC) has teamed up again to launch an expanded version of its free Change Talk: Childhood Obesity app. Developed...Show More Summary
Tomorrow afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama will be talking about the impact of her Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation. She is expected to say something there about the future of the White House kitchen garden. In the meantime, two reporters wrote accounts of her legacy yesterday (both quote me). VOX Julia […]
Raanan Arens, M.D., chief of the Division of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Montefiore and professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study and develop tools for combatting obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Jim Plunkett-Cole answered the phone with a huff. “I’m just trying to catch my breath,” he told The Washington Post on Thursday morning from an RV park in Mobile, Ala. Plunkett-Cole had just gotten back from his daily 10-kilometer run, a routine he hasn’t missed in 1,368 days, since he took up the sport on […]
Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, has increased significantly in children, paralleling the current childhood obesity epidemic. Although we know that adult hypertension can affect the brain, little research has been done on the cognitive effects of childhood hypertension. Show More Summary
The obesity epidemic continues to dominate headlines--and for good reason. Obesity is a leading cause of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke. Many of these conditions occur in adults but often begin in childhood....Show More Summary
PLEASE. WHO’D WANT TO CATCH MICHELLE OBAMA? Pokémon GO vs Michelle Obama: The Fight Against Childhood Obesity.
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States performs poorly in U.N. rankings on progress towards global health goals due to its high levels of violence, alcohol abuse and childhood obesity, a study has found.
There is no debating that childhood obesity is a very important issue. But when TV personality and mother of Liam, 10, and Gavin, 7, Marysol Castro, sat down with some adorable preschoolers to see what they know about health, fitness,...Show More Summary
The much delayed UK government’s plan for dealing with childhood obesity has finally been released to virtually universal dismay over the missed opportunity. The strategy is now a Plan, and says it is “the start of a conversation.” It reconfirms the government’s intentions to implement a soft drink tax, subject to consultation, but does not […]
Cesarean birth may be associated with higher risk of obesity in children and is significant in families when compared with siblings born by vaginal birth.
... even as the Clintons got rich and grew their foundation into a $2 billion organization credited with major victories in the fights against childhood obesity and AIDS -- while paying six figure salaries to top aides -- Bill Clinton...Show More Summary
Changing a classroom from standard desks to standing desks, has a significant effect on the body mass index (BMI) percentile of students, according to a study co-led by University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences researcher Monica Wendel, Dr.P.H., M.A., and her Texas A&M University collaborators. read more