New government data show Mississippi children aren't getting fatter, and may be getting skinnier. Among children aged 10-17, 37 percent were either overweight or obese in 2016. An advocacy group, … Click to Continue »
As the country continues to face childhood obesity - posing a serious health risk to children's health in the United States - Georgia State University experts in public health and public policy are available to discuss the issue during this Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
“Is Childhood Obesity a Psychological Disorder?” says a headline in a press release from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Now, many people get their information from headlines and don’t read the articles. Also, a headline with a question mark suggests that the answer is “yes.” If it were “no,” it wouldn’t usually be newsworthy, akin to […]
In September, the West Cook YMCA and Loyola Medicine will begin offering Healthy Weight and Your Child, the first pilot program in Illinois designed to empower children between the ages of 7-13, with the support from their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study. The study is the largest ever analysis of the effect that weight gain in early pregnancy has on infant size.
16,000 participants showed early weight gain had the largest effect on infants' birth weight
A team of researchers used fMRI to investigate neural responses to food cues in overweight compared with lean adolescents.
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) A team of researchers, including senior investigator, Bradley Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, used fMRI to investigate neural responses to food cues in overweight compared with lean adolescents.
A team of researchers, including senior investigator, Bradley Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, used fMRI to investigate neural responses to food cues in overweight compared with lean adolescents.
Public Health England widens focus from cutting sugar as children are copying adults in consuming too many calories per day Public health bosses are urging food manufacturers to make chips, pizzas, crisps and burgers healthier, opening a second front in efforts to tackle childhood obesity. Show More Summary
New director of NIH child health study says many factors beyond behavior play a role.
It’s been said that the best way to tackle the issue of childhood obesity would be to hook those children’s video game consoles up to a pedal-powered generator. Of course, this was said by [Alex], the creator of Cykill. Cykill interfaces...Show More Summary
They say child obesity is a modern problem - but this baby boy in the 1930s is said to have weighed 10 stone (63.5kg/140lbs) at the age of three.Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health issues faced by modern (Western) society and has been attributed to everything from consumerist society to a side-effect of the digital age. Show More Summary
Destabilizing events in a person's childhood may cause them to develop behaviors such as poor dietary habits, which could lead to obesity in adulthood.
Grit and self-control are the two character strengths on which Angela Duckworth focuses a lot, and this research summary is about a paper co-authored by Angela that shows how a lack of self-control can lead to obesity and weight gain in adolescence; while being more self-controlled helps one stay [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
People who experience unpredictable childhoods face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults, new research concludes.
The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, which fights childhood obesity by installing comprehensive fitness programs in middle and high schools, has formed an academic advisory council of leading experts in physical education, fitness and wellness.
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Getting kids interested in health and fitness is never easy, but tell them they are going to "train like an astronaut" and they suddenly can't wait to know more. As a response to the childhood obesity epidemic, NASA introduced Mission X: Train like an Astronaut in 2011. Show More Summary
(Florida State University) People who experience unpredictable childhoods face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults.