Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has been doing his part to fight childhood obesity in New York. On a break from… Read More
After news broke this morning that Marin County would be eradicating childhood obesity by declaring a Summer without soda, we couldn't help but wonder what other suburban Northern California issues our neighbors on the other side of the Golden Gate could solve with a simple county-wide resolution. We came up with six: [ more › ]
It appears that soft drink giant Coca-Cola is taking the "best defense is a good offense" approach when it comes to thwarting claims and eliminating perceptions that their products contribute to obesity. The post Coca-Cola Works to Counter Childhood Obesity appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
Children living in households where the parents are married are less likely to be obese, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Houston. "Childhood obesity is a significant public health issue in our country, with nearly one-third of all U.S. Show More Summary
How marijuana contributes to weight loss — and a reduced risk of diabetes; researchers zero in on the first genes associated with postpartum depression; and ADHD in childhood may be linked to obesity later in life. These were the stories making health news this week; for more, visit TIME Health & Family.
This disorder in childhood could put your adult health at risk.
Boys who are diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to become obese in adulthood than those who did not have the condition when they were young, a new long-term study has shown. The finding,...Show More Summary
People diagnosed with ADHD as children may be more apt to be obese in adulthood, scientists say. Differences in brain biology or the impulsiveness typical of ADHD may contribute to lasting, bad eating habits.
A new study found men diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were twice as likely to be obese in a 33-year follow-up study compared to men who were not diagnosed with the condition.
A new study conducted by researchers at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center found men diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were twice as likely to be obese in a 33-year follow-up study compared to men who were not diagnosed with the condition. The study appears in the May 20 online edition of Pediatrics. read more
Childhood obesity is an epidemic. It is being seen in kids and adolescents three times as often as it was in the 1970s. Primary care physicians are reporting seeing more children who are obese than ever before. According to Dr. Garry Sigman, director of Loyola University Health System’s Pediatric Weight Management Program, the cause of [...]
The issue of childhood obesity is of concern for many parents. I myself, am dealing with trying to help one of my children manage his weight better. That is why I found these 5 things to keep in mind if your child is overweight thatShow More Summary
African Americans in Chicago suffer from high rates of HIV/AIDS, diabetes and hypertension, as well as childhood obesity and infant mortality. Because they’re disproportionately low-income, they are less likely to have health insurance,...Show More Summary
I got a chance to interview Rob Bisceglie, the CEO of Action for Healthy Kids. Enjoy! 1. What is AFHK? How long has the organization existed and what are its main goals? Action for Healthy Kids fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. Show More Summary
New research presented at the European Congress in Liverpool (ECO) beginning today (Sunday 12 May) shows a possible link between obesity and height in childhood and endometrial cancer in adulthood. The research is by Julie Aarestrup, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues. Show More Summary
The Department of Education's upped the ante on its fight against childhood obesity of late, knocking out school lunch staples like white bread vending machines and replacing them with whole grains and even vegetarian fare. But the DOE's...Show More Summary
If sugary cereals get much of the blame for childhood obesity, who gets the blame for sugary cereals? The history of breakfast cereal holds key clues. Who’s Responsible For The Cereals That Fatten Up Our Kids? is a post from: CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog
Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama's first book "American Grown" has been in print for nearly a year and Tuesday she held only her second book signing to date. But she had a good excuse. "[I]f you recall, when the book came out we were in the middle of this campaign, or something or [...]
As parents, physicians and policymakers look for ways to curb childhood obesity, they may need to look no further than a child's own backyard. A new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting shows thatShow More Summary
As parents, physicians and policymakers look for ways to curb childhood obesity, they may need to look no further than a child's own backyard. A new study shows that preschool children are less likely to be obese if they live in a neighborhood that is safe and within walking distance of parks and retail services.