All posts tagged "childhood obesity"
Overweight Girls Tend To Reach Puberty Earlier
A review of more than 100 studies found overweight girls tend to reach puberty earlier than their peers do. While some researchers have argued hitting puberty early in life makes a person at higher risk for metabolic...
- Posted July 26, 2010
Toolkit Helps Parents Recognize a Child’s Risk of Obesity
Some simple interventions used by pediatricians were enough to change a parent’s perspective about a child’s being overweight or obese, and change the parent’s behaviors at home to reduce those risks.
- Posted July 12, 2010
Childhood Obesity and Overweight Appears to Vary Widely Among States
The prevalence of childhood obesity and overweight appears to vary widely among states, according to a report in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity has dramatically increased in the...
- Posted May 4, 2010
Childhood Obesity Associated With Stiff Arteries
Children with more body fat and less endurance than their fitter, leaner counterparts have stiffer arteries at a young age, researchers say. Stiff arteries are a hallmark of atherosclerosis, a typically adult condition in which blood vessels...
- Posted April 12, 2010
Study Suggests Childhood Obesity Prevention Should Begin Before Birth
Efforts to prevent childhood obesity should begin far earlier than currently thought-perhaps even before birth-especially for minority children, according to a new study that tracked 1,826 women from pregnancy through their children’s first five years of life.
- Posted March 1, 2010
Childhood Obesity Directly Related to Exposure to Junk Food Ads
The association between television viewing and childhood obesity is directly related to children’s exposure to commercials that advertise unhealthy foods, according to a study. The study is the first to break down the types of television children...
- Posted February 9, 2010
Childhood Obesity Alone Could Raise Future Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
According to a study, by as early as 7 years of age, being obese may raise a child’s risk of future heart disease and stroke, even in the absence of other cardiovascular risk factors such as high...
- Posted January 26, 2010
Device That Tracks Portion Size Effective for Childhood Obesity
According to research, a new computerized device that tracks portion size and how fast people eat is more successful in helping obese children and adolescents lose weight than standard treatments.
- Posted January 6, 2010
Type 2 Diabetes Gene Increases the Risk of Childhood Obesity
Researchers have found that a gene already implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes in adults also raises the risk of childhood obesity. The study results shed light on the genetic origins of diabetes which is...
- Posted December 10, 2009
The Implications of Childhood Obesity
The prevalence of childhood obesity in children has reached alarming levels, and it’s estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide are overweight, with 22 million being under the age of 5 years. The reasons for childhood obesity...
- Posted August 31, 2009