All posts tagged "childhood obesity"

  • Review Highlights Psychologists Role in Treatment of Childhood Obesity

    Over the last few decades, the dramatic rise in pediatric obesity rates has emerged as a public health threat requiring urgent attention. The responsibility of identifying and treating eating and weight-related problems early in children and adolescents...

    • Posted October 20, 2010
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  • Owning a Dog Could Encourage More Children to Be Physically Active

    Children whose families own dogs are more active than those without, according to new research. Researchers studied 2,065 children aged nine to ten, and found that children from dog-owning families have higher levels of physical activity compared...

    • Posted September 21, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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