childhood obesity

Eat up! Do dads push food on toddlers?
Eat up! Do dads push food on toddlers? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Well-meaning dads may be over-feeding their toddlers and increasing the risk of childhood obesity, according to a QUT and Flinders University study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna. The researchers compared mothers’ and fathers’ feeding practices and ... Read More »

TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity
TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Banning TV networks from advertising junk food to kids would cut Australia’s health care costs and reduce childhood obesity, according to a new economic analysis from researchers at Deakin University. Researchers from Deakin Health Economics and Deakin’s Global Obesity Centre ... Read More »

Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis
Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Water should be the default drink for kids’ fast food meals, while kilojoules in meal deals should be cut, according to Deakin researchers who have undertaken a first-of-its-kind evaluation of nutrition policies at Australia’s biggest takeaway outlets. The research from ... Read More »

Sweet Drinks Key Driver In Childhood Obesity Gap Between Rich And Poor
Sweet Drinks Key Driver In Childhood Obesity Gap Between Rich And Poor (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Deakin University study of more than 3000 children has shown kids in Australia’s lowest socioeconomic group are far more likely to consume sugary drinks and savoury junk food than their wealthier peers, leading to much higher rates of obesity. ... Read More »

Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years
Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A child’s growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy – even going back to adolescence – according to a new paper. The article in the latest edition of Nature argues that tackling ... Read More »

Healthy foods the ‘new normal’ in WA public schools
Healthy foods the ‘new normal’ in WA public schools (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The traffic light policy for canteens has made the food and drinks provided in WA public schools healthier and provided a good opportunity to teach children about healthy eating, the majority of stakeholders surveyed in new research led by Curtin ... Read More »

Adolescents show decreased risk for cardiovascular disease after bariatric surgery
Adolescents show decreased risk for cardiovascular disease after bariatric surgery (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescents with severe obesity who had bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to the most recent “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study, published online by Pediatrics. Prior to bariatric surgery, 33 percent of ... Read More »

Link between childhood obesity and snoring
Link between childhood obesity and snoring (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated with obstructive sleep ... Read More »

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades
Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022, according to a new study by Imperial College London and WHO. The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold ... Read More »

Obese children face decades of disease
Obese children face decades of disease (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University has backed calls for a national obesity prevention plan as an urgent priority to stem the rising tide of obesity. AHPC is part of a coalition of 34 high-profile groups including ... Read More »

 
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