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
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
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
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
The majority of parents of preschool-age obese children described them as “about the right weight,” a recent study found.
All right, parents, it’s time for a change. Childhood obesity is a very real problem, and I’ve seen plenty of examples among my patients: a 4-year-old weighing 75 pounds, an 8-year-old heavier than me, a teenager weighing in just north of 350 (and climbing). It’s truly disturbing.Read full article >>
The Food Industry Has Changed How Our Taste Buds Work During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity, which has added up to over a third of American adults tipping the scales — their taste buds carefully trained by the food industry. The country’s children are catching up,...
From London, Mrs. Obama will head to Italy and lead a U.S. delegation to the Milan Expo 2015, where she will tour the USA Pavilion and highlight her 5-year-old initiative to reduce childhood obesity in the U.S. The expo opened May 1 for a six-month run under the theme of "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." The presidential delegation includes U.S. Show More Summary
First lady to promote initiatives in London, Italy Mrs. Obama will lead members of a still-to-be-named presidential delegation to the Milan Expo and highlight her program to combat childhood obesity.
Childhood obesity has become a major health problem. According to CDC (Centers for Disease Prevention and Control), childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. Show More Summary
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 […]