obesity

Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating
Rewarding children with food could lead to emotional eating April 21, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Parents who use food as a reward or a treat, could be unintentionally teaching their children to rely on food to deal with their emotions. These children may be more likely to ‘emotionally eat’ later in childhood. These are the ... Read More »

Body image linked to low breastfeeding rates
Body image linked to low breastfeeding rates March 30, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A survey of more than 250 first-time Queensland mothers has found poor body image may stop many larger women from continuing to breastfeed their newborn babies. University of the Sunshine Coast Lecturer in Biomedical Science Dr Ruth Newby and Professor ... Read More »

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 »

Breast milk may have a surprising influence on obesity
Breast milk may have a surprising influence on obesity December 23, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study suggests the road to obesity may be paved with non-nutritious carbohydrates in breast milk, shifting popular notions about how and why children grow to become overweight adults. Previous research has shown that maternal obesity strongly affects a ... Read More »

Late bedtimes could lead to weight gain
Late bedtimes could lead to weight gain October 28, 2015 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a new study from UC Berkeley that has found a correlation between sleep and ... Read More »

Male health matters in fertility too
Male health matters in fertility too September 26, 2015 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A University of Adelaide review found that compared to men of a healthy weight, obese men were more likely to be infertile, unsuccessful with assisted reproduction and have poor quality DNA in their sperm. Dr Jared Campbell, from the University ... Read More »

Young people better educated, fewer using substances, but weight and diet remain a concern
Young people better educated, fewer using substances, but weight and diet remain a concern September 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show that overall, young Australians are doing well. Rates for smoking, single-occasion risky drinking and illicit drug use are decreasing; however, overweight and obesity rates remain high, and fruit ... Read More »

Pre-schoolers encouraged to move more and sit less
Pre-schoolers encouraged to move more and sit less September 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study to investigate how less time spent sitting at preschool affects kids’ energy levels, musculoskeletal health and mental development is underway at UOW.  The ‘Standing Preschools’ project, led by researchers at the Early Start Research Institute (ESRI), builds on ... Read More »

Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women
Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women August 7, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a study led by King’s College London. The findings, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, suggest ... 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 »







 
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