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In Mice, Daughters of Overweight Dads Have Altered Breast Tissue, Higher Cancer Risk

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.

Folic Acid During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Childhood Obesity

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Pregnant women are advised to take folic acid to prevent birth defects. It may also lower the risk of obesity in their offspring.

Record-breaking mountain climber's next feat? Fighting childhood obesity

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.

Americans Are Making No Progress On Obesity

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

Mayo Clinic Minute: Weight Loss Surgery for Kids

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 […]

A Family-Based Weight Management Program Improved Self-Perception Among Obese Children

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

How I Overcame Childhood Obesity Without Ever Dieting

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.

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly update

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 announces partnership with PHA

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.

Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity

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

As early as first grade, children with severe obesity are more likely to be ostracized

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

Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors

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.

Drop in childhood obesity cannot be explained by health behaviors

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.

BPA's Lasting Effects on Kids May Start in the Womb

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

Influential factors of the social divide in child obesity rates

Researchers have identified important early life factors that contribute to childhood obesity rates being different for children from different socio-economic backgrounds.

Diet soda mixed with pregnancy might be a recipe for childhood obesity, study suggests

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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...

Heavy body shape across lifespan associated with highest mortality

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

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