childhood obesity

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 »

Dive in children’s bike sales points to physical inactivity crisis
Dive in children’s bike sales points to physical inactivity crisis (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

 
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