Childhood obesity has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past three decades, which is why it’s more important than ever for parents to take proactive steps to keep their children at a healthy weight. Here areShow More Summary
Michelle Obama is known for her commitment to health and fitness, and she's been working to combat childhood obesity since launching the Let's Move campaign in 2010. In honor of the organization's five-year anniversary, the first lady...Show More Summary
How one heartbroken mother helped her daughter overcome obesity the hard way. The post 8 Mistakes Parents Make That Lead to Childhood Obesity appeared first on OnFaith.
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As the childhood obesity epidemic increases, researchers are discovering that the way caregivers feed their kids may be just as important as what they give them to eat. A new study reviews how a mother's body mass index (BMI), ethnicity and personal eating habits may influence how she feeds her child.
Pregnant women who exercise can significantly lower the risk of undergoing cesarean sections and giving birth to large babies, a study has found. Prenatal exercise has been suggested to be a means to prevent childhood obesity through a "normalization" in birth weight (ie. reducing the risk of having a large baby at birth).
According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Health experts attributed the obesity epidemic to sedentary lifestyle and especially unhealthy diet. A recent...Show More Summary
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Childhood cancer survivors - especially those whose treatment included brain irradiation or chemotherapy with glucocorticoids - are 14 percent more likely to be obese than their healthy peers. The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study appears today in the journal Cancer.
In 2006, a landmark study established that advertising for unhealthy foods on television was a significant contributor to childhood obesity in the United States. At the time, nearly 20 percent of children aged 6 to 11 were considered obese (not merely overweight) in the country—a rate that was not only among the highest in the world, but […]
Individuals who had cancer as a child may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they received during their youth, scientists say. The findings may help identify cancer survivors who are most likely to become obese,...Show More Summary
A new study looks at the risk factors behind a previously reported association between childhood cancer treatment and obesity in later life.
Before we can effectively deal with the increasing weight of children today, we must first understand the reasons and barriers behind it. A new study, published in the journal Childhood Obesity, may contain a piece of the puzzle. The post Nearly All Parents of Overweight Children Believe Their Child is “the Right Weight” appeared first on Growing Your Baby.
Should pregnant women avoid caffeine? Recent research suggests that they might want to at least consider giving up coffee for those nine months. A study published last month in the International Journal of Obesity found that children...Show More Summary
Researchers have identified a new problem associated with childhood obesity – failure to finish high school.
Michelle Obama has gotten a lot of flak for her efforts to improve the nutritional value of school lunches and reduce the rate of childhood obesity. On Twitter, for instance, kids have been using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama to complain...Show More Summary
Although rates of childhood obesity have risen over the last several decades, a vast majority of parents perceive their kids as "about the right weight," according to new research led by NYU Langone Medical Center. The authors believe it is the first study to examine the lack of change over time of parents' perception of their preschool child's weight status.
Policies adopted to regulate competitive food and beverages available to public school students have been found to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity.
Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, although improvement was better among students attending schools in socioeconomically advantaged neighborhoods.
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