childhood obesity

Dive in children’s bike sales points to physical inactivity crisis
Dive in children’s bike sales points to physical inactivity crisis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A sharp drop in children’s bike sales in the past decade has Australia’s leading health experts gravely concerned about the lack of physical activity of children and young people. In the past 10 years, children’s bike sales have dropped by ... Read More »

School program proves obesity prevention can work
School program proves obesity prevention can work (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A unique approach to obesity prevention has helped schools in the ACT reduce the number of students who are overweight or obese, and even had a positive effect on mental health. The ‘It’s Your Move!’ program – an initiative of ... Read More »

Cardiometabolic risk factors to help obese kids
Cardiometabolic risk factors to help obese kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Because obesity affects one in six U.S. children and adolescents, there is a pressing need to identify the subset of overweight or obese kids at the highest risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic complications and to direct interventions to them. ... Read More »

No fruit juice for children under 1 year
No fruit juice for children under 1 year (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet, according to a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics that marks the Academy’s first change in recommendations ... Read More »

Unconscious weight bias among school-age children
Unconscious weight bias among school-age children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research in the July 2017 Pediatrics suggests school-age children in the United States tend to have an unconscious bias against their peers with obesity. For the pilot study, “Implicit Weight Bias in Children Age 9-11 Years​” (published online June 23), ... Read More »

Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain
Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women pregnant with baby number two, or more, are at a greater risk of dangerous weight gain compared to first-timers, new research from Deakin University has found. Professor Helen Skouteris, from Deakin’s School of Psychology and the Centre for Social ... Read More »

Getting a healthy start: healthy weight gain in infants
Getting a healthy start: healthy weight gain in infants (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Rapid weight gain in an infant’s first six months of life is a risk factor for child- and adulthood obesity, according to researchers. “Growth is a sign of nutritional intake and development, an insight into health,” says Jillian Trabulsi, associate ... Read More »

Health consequences of obesity in pregnant women
Health consequences of obesity in pregnant women (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world’s largest and most comprehensive international study of more than 1.3 million pregnant women, by researchers at the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia found that three out of every four pregnant women worldwide, and their healthcare teams, are failing ... Read More »

Links between childhood diet, tooth decay and obesity
Links between childhood diet, tooth decay and obesity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dr Narendar Manohar from Western Sydney University, will conduct an important study which aims to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged Australian families. Dr Manohar says existing evidence clearly indicates that children from low socio-economic backgrounds are most vulnerable ... Read More »

Public parks should entice people of all ages
Public parks should entice people of all ages (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Well-designed local parks full of stimulating and challenging experiences could inspire people of all ages to be physically active and help prevent obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says QUT landscape architect Dr Debra Cushing. Dr Cushing heads a QUT transdisciplinary ... Read More »

 
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