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Survey shows childhood obesity may be falling in Mississippi

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 »

Public Health Expert, Health Economist Available to Discuss Childhood Obesity

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 Psychological?

“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 […]

West Cook YMCA and Loyola Medicine Partner on New Childhood Obesity Program

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.

Early weight gain in pregnancy correlates with childhood obesity, first study of its size shows

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.

First Study of Its Size Shows Early Weight Gain in Pregnancy Correlates with Childhood Obesity

16,000 participants showed early weight gain had the largest effect on infants' birth weight

Is childhood obesity a psychological disorder?

A team of researchers used fMRI to investigate neural responses to food cues in overweight compared with lean adolescents.

Is childhood obesity a psychological disorder?

(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.

Is Childhood Obesity a Psychological Disorder?

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.

Pizza and crisps makers urged to reduce fat to tackle childhood obesity

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

To deal with childhood obesity, researchers eye prenatal and generational factors

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New director of NIH child health study says many factors beyond behavior play a role.

Keep Pedaling to Keep Playing

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

Ten Stone Baby: Vintage Newsreel From the 1930s Shows Childhood Obesity Not Only a Modern Condition

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

Medical News Today: Unstructured childhood could lead to adult obesity

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.

Research Summaries: Self-Control Protects Against Overweight Status in the Transition from Childhood to Adolescence

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)

A new path toward preventing obesity

People who experience unpredictable childhoods face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults, new research concludes.

UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind Forms Advisory Council

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 encourages kids to Train Like an Astronaut

(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

FSU researcher paves new path toward preventing obesity

(Florida State University) People who experience unpredictable childhoods face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults.

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