childhood obesity

Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease
Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease April 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, according to a new study by Nobel laureate economist James Heckman and researchers at the University of Chicago, ... Read More »

Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity
Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity April 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The study, which examined the sleep habits of Australian children aged 4-8, revealed children who sleep less than their peers could be at risk of obesity. “We found that shorter sleep durations predicted higher BMIs (body mass index), which is ... Read More »

Childhood obesity not linked to nutrition knowledge
Childhood obesity not linked to nutrition knowledge April 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology research into obesity in infants and toddlers has found that a mother’s nutrition knowledge has no effect on her, or her child’s, weight. USC student Chelsea Sutherland’s recently-completed Honours research found that the only ... Read More »

Obesity prevention programs can lower kids’ blood pressure
Obesity prevention programs can lower kids’ blood pressure April 3, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP), a particular problem in children because research has found that high BP in children usually follows them into adulthood, carrying with it a wide range of possible ... Read More »

Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail
Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail April 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Guidelines used to rate school canteen menus should be overhauled to limit the sugar content of food and drinks, according to University of Sydney nutrition expert Kieron Rooney. Dr Kieron Rooney, a senior lecturer in biochemistry and exercise physiology in ... Read More »

Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls
Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls April 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown. The research conducted by the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol is the most comprehensive study yet carried out ... Read More »

One-third of kids with obesity ‘metabolically healthy’
One-third of kids with obesity ‘metabolically healthy’ March 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Digits on a scale can help determine a child’s weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new research from the University of Alberta and Alberta ... Read More »

Obese Adolescents – Lack of Sleep and Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease
Obese Adolescents – Lack of Sleep and Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease March 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Lack of sleep and obesity have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in adults and young children. However, the association is not as clear in adolescents, an age group that is known to lack adequate ... Read More »

40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived
40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived March 14, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep is vital for healthy bodies and minds, but worrying research shows one in five Australian children don’t get enough of it. Sleep specialists are using World Sleep Day on March 14 to head into schools across Australia and New ... Read More »

Obesity rates declining for 2 to 5 year olds in US
Obesity rates declining for 2 to 5 year olds in US March 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Though overall obesity rates remain unchanged, rates in young children improve. The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 ... Read More »







 
 
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