obesity

Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight
Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight July 1, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study of 8 European countries presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Sofia, Bulgaria, shows that children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean one are 15% less likely to be ... Read More »

One in four NSW school kids are overweight or obese
One in four NSW school kids are overweight or obese June 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nearly one in four New South Wales school children are overweight or obese according to a University of Sydney study reported in today’s Medical Journal of Australia. The new finding is the latest from a series of three statewide school ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Fewer high birth weight babies with healthy lifestyle
Fewer high birth weight babies with healthy lifestyle February 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world’s biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese has shown a significant reduction in the number of babies born over 4kg in weight. The LIMIT Study, led by researchers from ... Read More »

Passing bowls family-style teaches day-care kids to respond to hunger cues, fights obesity
Passing bowls family-style teaches day-care kids to respond to hunger cues, fights obesity January 24, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

When children and child-care providers sit around a table together at mealtime, passing bowls and serving themselves, children learn to recognise when they are full better than they do when food is pre-plated for them, reports a new University of ... Read More »

Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates
Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates January 21, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. However a new study found that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor ... Read More »

Head Start workers report poor health
Head Start workers report poor health November 21, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women working in Head Start, the United State’s largest federally funded early childhood education program which serves nearly one million low-income children, report higher than expected levels of physical and mental health problems, according to researchers at Temple University. Their ... Read More »

Childbirth risks not the same for all obese women
Childbirth risks not the same for all obese women October 1, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For otherwise healthy women, the increase in risk with obesity may not be as great as previously suspected. ‘The increased risk was fairly modest for obese women who did not have conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes or a ... Read More »







 
 
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