Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. The findings come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations' cancer risk.
Pregnant women are advised to take folic acid to prevent birth defects. It may also lower the risk of obesity in their offspring.
Colin O'Brady set a world record as the fastest man to complete the Explorer's Grand Slam, and now he wants to help future generations.
Hot on the heels of news that the US childhood obesity rate keeps creeping up, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have an update on the situation among adults: As of 2014, 37.9 percent of US adults are obese,...Show More Summary
There is a childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S., and Mayo Clinic experts say one 1 of 3 kids is overweight or obese. For some, eating fewer calories and exercising more helps them lose weight. But for others, it's not that easy. Severely obese kids are at increased risk of serious health complications, and some may benefit […]
Battling the childhood obesity epidemic is a priority for many researchers, as obesity during adolescence increases the risk of chronic diseases throughout life. Because obese children have lower quality of life and self-esteem, greater...Show More Summary
For men, "bigger is better" except when it isn't. When he hit 340 on the doctor's scales he knew he had to change his life. The post How I Overcame Childhood Obesity Without Ever Dieting appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Delegates at the World Health Assembly have agreed resolutions and decisions on air pollution, chemicals, the health workforce, childhood obesity, violence, noncommunicable diseases, and the election of the next Director-General.
McLane Company announced today it is partnering with The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to enhance its healthier-for-you offerings to PHA’s goal of solving the childhood obesity crisis.
A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity--aerobic exercise. read more
Childhood obesity has almost quadrupled among 6- to 11-year-olds since 1980. Today, approximately one in 20 children in the United States is severely obese and this public health threat costs the U.S. government billions of dollars annually. Show More Summary
Aerobic exercise may reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity.
While a reported drop in obesity rates among U.S. children has been heralded as positive news, more work must be done to understand exactly why that drop occurred, according to researchers at Rice and Temple universities.
A 2014 study by the CDC showed a decline in the prevalence of obesity among 2- to 5-year-olds between 2003-2004 (a 13 percent child obesity rate) and 2011-2012 (a 7 percent child obesity rate); however, the study can not identify the health and demographic factors linked to the decline.
The US childhood obesity rate remains high and is probably still inching upward. A new study points to a possible contributing factor that's often neglected: prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical widely used in plastic water...Show More Summary
Researchers have identified important early life factors that contribute to childhood obesity rates being different for children from different socio-economic backgrounds.
Could diet soda be fueling the rise of childhood obesity? A new study of more than 3,000 Canadian children and their mothers finds a strong link between the amount of artificially sweetened beverages the women drank during pregnancy and the body mass index of their babies. Compared with women who...
People who are lean for life have the lowest mortality, while those with a heavy body shape from childhood up to middle age have the highest mortality, reveal findings of a large study published in The BMJ today. Obesity has become a public health crisis in most countries worldwide. Show More Summary