childhood obesity

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Last year, the CDC published a study that found that between 2008 and 2011, the prevalence of obesity among preschoolers declined in 19 out of the 43 states studied. Although childhood obesity is still a major concern with 17 percent (one-sixth) of children in the US documented
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The California Senate just passed a bill requiring soft drinks to be labeled with a warning linking the drinks to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The exact wording is Drinking beverages with added sugar
Australian researchers compared the health of individuals who developed type 2 diabetes (T2DM)at a relatively young age with that of people who had developed type 1 (T1DM) diabetes at a similar age.
For years we ve been hearing about the obesity epidemic and how it will pose an ever-greater public health threat if we don t somehow manage to slow it down. Of particular concern has been the extent of overweight and obesity in children, since data indicate that obese youngsters tend to retain their excess padding as adults, making them more likely to fall victim to diabetes, incapacitating arthritis, and other chronic ills.
In a new study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. S.A. Cunningham of Emory University and colleagues reported that later incidence (new cases) of obesity is greater for children who are overweight as early as kindergarten.
One risk factor for childhood obesity is thought to occur even before a baby is born if the mother gains an excess amount of weight while pregnant.
Yesterday we presented data indicating that the prevalence of severe obesity in children has increased and suggested families will have to be involved to deal with weight issues in young children.
There s a ray of hope on the horizon about the American obesity epidemic, according to the CDC.
On Thursday, April 25th, Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn., held a conference entitled “Changing the Community: A Symposium on Childhood Obesity.” The one-day conference included presentations by three speakers, as well as two workshop sessions. The keynote speaker, Dr. William Dietz, former director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in the Center for [...] The post Fighting childhood obesity one community at a time appeared first on Health & Science Dispatch.