childhood obesity

Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children
Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children January 31, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents. While obesity is a well-established risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults, previous ... Read More »

Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched
Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched January 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The online version of the Queensland Government-funded PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) program will be offered as an alternative format to face-to-face sessions and will feature 10 interactive sessions, a parent forum and ‘live-chats’. Face-to-face sessions, meanwhile, ... Read More »

Light exposure and kids’ weight
Light exposure and kids’ weight January 14, 2016 (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

A world-first study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe studied ... Read More »

Chewing slowly helps prevent excessive weight gain in children
Chewing slowly helps prevent excessive weight gain in children December 29, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Waiting 30 seconds in between bites of food allows children to realise they’re no longer hungry before they overeat—preventing excessive weight gain. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the Dec. 15 issue of the journal Pediatric Obesity by ... Read More »

Small steps can beat childhood obesity
Small steps can beat childhood obesity November 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s rates of childhood overweight and obesity could be turned around with changes equivalent to cutting one small chocolate bar and getting in 15 minutes of exercise according to research from the University of Canberra’s Health Research Institute (UC-HRI) published ... Read More »

Childhood obesity prevention program rolls out state wide for term four
Childhood obesity prevention program rolls out state wide for term four September 28, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With Christmas and the season of indulgence just around the corner Queensland families are urged to sign up to a free state government-funded healthy lifestyle program being run state-wide from the beginning of term four. According to the Federal Government ... Read More »

Bad genes lead teens to binge-eating
Bad genes lead teens to binge-eating July 29, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Binge-eating in teenagers may be linked to a gene variation, according to new research from the University of Queensland. The UQ Diamantina Institute’s Professor David Evans and a University College London Institute of Child Health team have analysed data from ... Read More »

Inactivity in childhood linked to poor health outcomes in adolescence
Inactivity in childhood linked to poor health outcomes in adolescence June 17, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

How active you are as a child could have an impact on your weight and risk of chronic disease from as early fifteen years of age, according to new research led by the University of Sydney. The landmark study followed ... Read More »

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases likelihood of child being obese
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases likelihood of child being obese May 31, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study conducted in collaboration between The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Harokopio University has found that when an expecting mother gains more weight than recommended, does not exercise or smokes during pregnancy, the probability that ... Read More »

Don’t let sweet treats leave a sour taste this Easter
Don’t let sweet treats leave a sour taste this Easter April 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Waking to a chocolate egg or two on Easter Sunday is a pleasure most children look forward to, but parents are advised to be moderate and not shower kids with a mountain of chocolate they will be eating for weeks ... Read More »







 
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