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community-wide effort to fight childhood obesity shows promise




boston, ma - a large-scale effort to reduce childhood obesity in two low-income massachusetts communities resulted in some modest improvements among schoolchildren over a relatively short period of time, suggesting that such a comprehensive approach holds promise for the future, according to a new s...



simplifying information aids fight against childhood obesity, study finds




image: this is jamie zoellner, phd. view more credit: uva health systemproviding simplified health information designed for parents with low health literacy helps all families in childhood obesity treatment programs regardless of their ability to understand health information, according to a new s...



fathers' involvement may help prevent childhood obesity




fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity. in a recent study, fathers' increased involvement with child caregiving was linked with a decreased likelihood that their children would become obese from age 2 to 4....



childhood obesity causes lasting damage to the body




obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, a new study in the journal obesity reviews reveals.examining data collected from over 300,000 participants across 18 studies, researchers from the university of surrey identified increased arterial damage and enhanced ...



40% of americans are obese—and the trend isn't slowing




close to 40% of american adults and 19% of young people have obesity—a trend that's remained stubbornly high in the last few years.the latest figures, for survey year 2015-2016, come from a new report by the national center for health statistics, and they're not much different than the prior 2013-...



comprehensive program improves measures of childhood obesity at community health




boston - a comprehensive program to reduce or prevent childhood obesity in low-income communities led to significant improvements in obesity-related measures among children cared for at a massachusetts community health center. the report of a study led by a massgeneral hospital for children physicia...



childhood obesity is a 'wicked problem' but we shouldn't blame parents




it takes a village, so the adage goes, to raise a child and it may also take a village to raise a healthy child and tackle obesity.a new study by researchers from harvard demonstrated that community-based programs can deliver modest improvements, even in a relatively short time.  the amount and ty...



does access to quality playgrounds vary with a child's socioeconomic status & ob




image: childhood obesity is a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal, published in print and online, and the journal of record for all aspects of communication on the broad spectrum of issues and strategies... view more credit: mary ann liebert, inc., publishersnew rochelle, ny, june 13, 2017--a study of...



genes and the environment? factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk




urbana, ill. - in the preschool years, children begin to learn from their environment about self-regulation--both in regards to food choices and how to deal with their emotions. when children don't learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies have shown they may ...



childhood obesity has risen 10 times worldwide




global rates of childhood obesity have jumped dramatically in the past four decades, according to new research in the lancet. the number of children ages 5-19 who are obese has increased ten-fold from 1975 to 2016, and rates are highest in polynesia and micronesia. rates in high-income nations like ...



under trump’s cdc director, big soda may once again fund anti-obesity fight




enlargegetty | bloombergshare this storybrenda fitzgerald, the newly appointed director of the centers for disease control and prevention, will consider allowing coca-cola to once again help fund the agency’s anti-obesity campaigns, according to e-mailed comments reported by the new york times ove...



who survey reveals greek teens are fattest in europe | news




greek teens are the fattest in the europe, according to a new report on adolescent obesity released wednesday by the world health organization (who), which said that one in three adolescents on the continent is estimated to be overweight or obese.according to the survey by the who’s european offic...



controversial new cdc director may reconsider big soda’s health funding




enlargegetty | bloombergshare this storybrenda fitzgerald, the newly appointed director of the centers for disease control and prevention, will consider allowing coca-cola to once again help fund the agency’s anti-obesity campaigns, according to e-mailed comments reported by the new york times ove...



childhood obesity major link to hip diseases




new research from the university, published in the archives of disease in childhood journal, shows a strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood.significant hip deformities affect around 1 in 500 children. slipped capital femoral epiphysis (scfe) is the most common hip diseas...



doctors 'failing' overweight children and obese australians, expert




the australian health system is failing people struggling with obesity, a conference of physicians will hear this week.research shows just 1 in 60 overweight or obese children are offered help in weight management from their doctor and "highly effective" bariatric surgery isn't easily accessible to ...



doctors 'failing' overweight children and obese australians, expert




the australian health system is failing people struggling with obesity, a conference of physicians will hear this week.research shows just 1 in 60 overweight or obese children are offered help in weight management from their doctor and "highly effective" bariatric surgery isn't easily accessible to ...



garden-enhanced intervention improved bmi and nutrition knowledge of california




audio: rachel e. scherr, phd, discusses the dramatic decrease in bmi, although unexpected in the short time frame of the intervention. this demonstrated that the shcp was effective due to positive... view more credit: journal of nutrition education and behaviorphiladelphia, pa, may 8, 2017 - the f...



drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, nih study sugg




children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank water instead of artificially sweetened b...



could genetics be the reason behind obesity?




a group of australian doctors say the secret to losing weight is not down to lifestyle habits, instead it is all in our genes. twenty-five per cent of australian adults are estimated to be clinically obese. the common view is that obesity is a self-inflicted condition. but one melbourne clinic is ch...



could genetics be the reason behind obesity?




a group of australian doctors say the secret to losing weight is not down to lifestyle habits, instead it is all in our genes. twenty-five per cent of australian adults are estimated to be clinically obese. the common view is that obesity is a self-inflicted condition. but one melbourne clinic is ch...



could genetics be the reason behind obesity?




a group of australian doctors say the secret to losing weight is not down to lifestyle habits, instead it is all in our genes. twenty-five per cent of australian adults are estimated to be clinically obese. the common view is that obesity is a self-inflicted condition. but one melbourne clinic is ch...



could genetics be the reason behind obesity?




a group of australian doctors say the secret to losing weight is not down to lifestyle habits, instead it is all in our genes. twenty-five per cent of australian adults are estimated to be clinically obese. the common view is that obesity is a self-inflicted condition. but one melbourne clinic is ch...



could genetics be the reason behind obesity?




a group of australian doctors say the secret to losing weight is not down to lifestyle habits, instead it is all in our genes. twenty-five per cent of australian adults are estimated to be clinically obese. the common view is that obesity is a self-inflicted condition. but one melbourne clinic is ch...



childhood obesity has risen 10 times worldwide




global rates of childhood obesity have jumped dramatically in the past four decades, according to new research in the lancet. the number of children ages 5-19 who are obese has increased ten-fold from 1975 to 2016, and rates are highest in polynesia and micronesia. rates in high-income nations like ...



study identifies african-specific genomic variant associated with obesity




an international team of researchers has conducted the first study of its kind to look at the genomic underpinnings of obesity in continental africans and african-americans. they discovered that approximately 1 percent of west africans, african-americans and others of african ancestry carry a genomi...