Obesity, especially severe obesity, is a harbinger of many health problems. And the longer someone remains obese the greater the chance problems will develop. But here's some good news: severe obesity prevalence among children in the Women, Infants, and Children program has come down.
Government policies often have unintended consequences — especially those that affect large swaths of a population. Thus, China's single-child policy, in place from 1980 to 2016, has been linked to increased levels of childhood overweight and obesity, particularly in boys who have no siblings.
A few recent studies with weak design gave birth to the notion that Cesarean Delivery could be associated with later obesity. But a new study in Pediatrics undermines this belief.
A recent paper published in the journal Pediatrics reveals how musician celebrities often endorse foods and beverages which are of poor nutritional quality, which only adds to the burden of the childhood obesity crisis.
High blood pressure frequently accompanies obesity and can lead to a myriad of ills, such as kidney problems, heart disease and stroke. A new study demonstrates that is also true for children and teens, and underscores the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight.
Today, 25 states weigh public school students to monitor obesity rates. In 10 of these states, parents are then notified. Today s New York Times addresses these BMI report cards and their effect (or lack thereof).
Experts describe childhood obesity as the canary in the coal mine for chronic diseases. But too many parents are in denial about their children s weight and attitudes vary among different ethnic groups and income levels, among other variables.
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By the age of two, one in ten children are considered obese. Considering that obesity early in life puts one at greater risk of obesity later in life, childhood obesity is something to pay attention to. Now, a new study
Earlier this year, the CDC released a report indicating that the prevalence of obesity in children ages two to five was on the decline. Now, according to a new report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the
It has been apparent for many years that the age at which girls reach puberty has been declining. For example, in 1920 girls reached puberty at 14.6 years, in 1950 at 13.1, and 2010 at 10.5, according to a report by Medical News Today on a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.