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Six Years After USPSTF Childhood Obesity Treatment Recommendations, Most Children Still Do Not Get Evidence-Based Obesity Care

Six years following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that clinicians screen and treat (or refer) children age six and older for obesity, most U.S. children still do not receive evidence-based care for obesity.

Are Children Born by C-Section at Greater Risk for Childhood Obesity?

Researchers say that babies born by C-section may have a greater risk of childhood obesity. HealthDay News reports that when compared to children delivered vaginally, children delivered by C-section are at about 40 percent greater risk of becoming overweight or obese by the time they are 7 years old. This risk goes up to 70-80 […]

Some good news: childhood obesity declines in low-income children–a bit

The CDC and USDA are collaborating to track the prevalence of obesity in children ages 2 – 4 who participate in the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). In a new report, the agencies find obesity prevalence to have increased from 14% in 2000 to 15.9% in 2010.   But here’s the […]

In the war on weight, a victory in the battle against childhood obesity

Obesity rates among 2- to 4-year-olds in 31 states dropped between 2010 and 2014. The recent finding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of … Click to Continue »

This App Helps Doctors Talk To Families About Obesity

A newly released second version of the app teaches doctors how to talk about childhood obesity, breastfeeding, and healthy snacking habits. A newly released second version of the app teaches doctors how to talk about childhood obesity, breastfeeding, and healthy snacking habits. Show More Summary

Kids who drink whole-fat milk are leaner, study finds

While consumption of whole-fat milk is about half what it was 30 years ago, childhood obesity has tripled The post Kids who drink whole-fat milk are leaner, study finds appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Kaiser Permanente to examine role of environmental factors in childhood obesity

(Kaiser Permanente) Kaiser Permanente researchers have received a major new grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how exposures to environmental chemicals during pregnancy may influence the risk of obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders in children.

Pain management / Well Living Lab / childhood obesity / proton beam therapy: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., and it’s often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. To find better ways to manage chronic pain, […]

Curbs on junk food ads No 1 priority in fighting childhood obesity, say study

Group of 73 health and obesity experts call for ban before 9pm watershed, restrictions online and end of sports sponsorship Dramatic curbs on the advertising of junk food and drink to children is the policy measure that will be most effective in reducing the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, according to a group of more than 70 health experts. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to help overweight kids get healthier

Childhood obesity affects more than 12.7 million U.S. children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many factors can contribute to weight issues during childhood, including: Diet Lack of exercise...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Radio: Pain management / Well Living Lab / childhood obesity / proton beam therapy

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., and it’s often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. To find better ways to manage chronic pain, […]

Childhood obesity increases during summer breaks

Children are at greater risk of gaining unhealthy amounts of weight during summer vacation than during the school year, according to a new study. Researchers studied more than 18,000 kindergartners over two years and found that obesity increased only during the two summer vacations, and not at all during the school years.

The Student Body Film Review & Trailer – Obesity will never look the same.

The Student Body Film Review - Obesity will never look the same. The documentary takes on the heated topic of childhood obesity and the epidemic that it is, but even more so the efforts to solve this problem through mandatory weigh ins and letters to the children that have had a lot of unintended consequences. Show More Summary

HMM: Infections, Not Antibiotics, May Be Tied to Childhood Obesity. “Is use of antibiotics in infa…

HMM: Infections, Not Antibiotics, May Be Tied to Childhood Obesity. “Is use of antibiotics in infancy tied to childhood obesity? Some studies suggest so, but a new analysis suggests the link may be with infections, rather than antibiotics.”

Childhood Obesity Increases During Summer Breaks

Children are at greater risk of gaining unhealthy amounts of weight during summer vacation than during the school year, according to a new study published in the Obesity journal and presented at ObesityWeek 2016. Researchers studiedShow More Summary

To fight childhood obesity, task force recommends screening all kids starting at age 6

The fight against childhood obesity should begin in doctors’ offices with routine weight screening for all kids ages 6 and up, according to fresh advice from health experts. Draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urge pediatricians and other clinicians to check the body mass...

Infections, Not Antibiotics, May Be Tied to Childhood Obesity

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Some studies suggest giving antibiotics to infants may raise the risk of childhood obesity. But the infections themselves may be to blame.

Infections during infancy more closely associated with childhood obesity risk

(Kaiser Permanente) Infections during infancy -- rather than antibiotic use, as previously suspected -- were associated with an increased risk of childhood obesity in a Kaiser Permanente study of more than 260,000 infants over 16 years. The findings were published today in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Government inaction on obesity is a scandal | Letters

Obesity is the biggest public health crisis facing the UK and it is crucial that we tackle this issue directly (Ministers accused of backtracking on childhood obesity plan, 31 October). It is staggering that this government is choosing to ignore the problem. Show More Summary

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