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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 […]
A British politician is calling for a ban on Coca Cola’s illuminated Christmas truck this holiday season, citing childhood obesity concerns.
It’s the U.K.’s most serious effort yet to curb childhood obesity.
The long-awaited “robust strategy” to stem an epidemic of UK childhood obesity has morphed into a feeble, industry-pleasing half-measure, says Tam Fry
Coca-Cola says the UK government's plan announced Thursday to introduce a soft drinks tax will only serve to hurt consumers, damage businesses, and that it won't cut obesity rates. The Childhood Obesity Plan outlines the government's aim to introduce a levy on soft drinks. Show More Summary
The UK government's long awaited strategy to cut childhood obesity in the country is being criticised by medical experts and campaigners who say the Childhood Obesity Plan, published Thursday, is watered down and does not go far enough...Show More Summary
The UK government plans to tackle childhood obesity by increasing sport in schools and encouraging food companies to include less sugar in their products
New research shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Childhood obesity has increased dramatically in both developed and developing countries.
First lady Michelle Obama has devoted much of her power from the White House to combating childhood obesity. She does this by making school lunch times a hellish experience, so
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. The study is by Dr Gang Hu, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, and colleagues. read more
While childhood obesity is, in fact, an issue. However, Michelle Obama is going about fixing it the wrong way. According to a government study, her school lunch plans are actually
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - As a childhood obesity expert and black woman, Susan Woolford, M.D., MPH, knows that some girls and women in the black community feel as if they have to choose between their health and their hair. Gym class, school sports and other exercise routines bring important health benefits. Show More Summary
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Why would later bedtimes in preschoolers correlate with higher obesity as teens? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jane Chin.
In a blow to campaigners fighting childhood obesity in the U.K., a leaked copy of the government’s long-awaited Childhood Obesity Strategy(COS) revealed a number of public health promises have been abandoned. Pressure from the food and drink industry has resulted in a watered down strategy, The Times reported. Show More Summary
The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity.
More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar with health resources, and burdened by poverty, they are at high risk for health problems. And these risks extend to their young children.