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Having babies doesn’t make you fat
Having babies doesn’t make you fat (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy is not a trigger for significant weight gain in Australian women, a new study by University of Canberra researchers has found. Although longitudinal studies show that women gain weight in young adulthood, and previous research has concluded that there ... Read More »

Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children
Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children eat more food after watching unhealthy food advertising and don’t compensate by eating less at later meals, a world-first study by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers has found. On average, the daily food intake of children in the study ... Read More »

Differences in brain activity in teens at risk for obesity
Differences in brain activity in teens at risk for obesity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting “food cues,” researchers report that reduced activity in the brain’s “self-regulation” system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity. The researchers used functional ... Read More »

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy
Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) using ... Read More »

Mid-teen years may be a tipping point for cardiovascular health
Mid-teen years may be a tipping point for cardiovascular health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If young people can get on top of weight issues before their mid-teen years, they will be less likely to face cardiovascular health issues later in life, a new study at MCRI has found. In the study, led by MCRI’s ... Read More »

Outcomes for home and birth centre births
Outcomes for home and birth centre births (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks – being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a caesarean section – tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at ... Read More »

Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes
Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The age at which girls start menstruating could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy, according to a University of Queensland study. UQ School of Public Health researchers analysed data from more than 4700 women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health and ... Read More »

Eating together is more fulfilling
Eating together is more fulfilling (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Making food the core of people’s daily routine need not breed a nation of fatties, says Professor Claude Fischler, a Visiting International Research Fellow at Flinders School of Health Sciences. Collective engagement at regular mealtimes not only encourages more attention ... Read More »

Impact of parent physical activity, sedentary behaviour on their preschool children
Impact of parent physical activity, sedentary behaviour on their preschool children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Young children do follow in their parents’ footsteps. Literally. That’s the conclusion of NIH-funded researchers who found that in underserved populations, parents’ physical activity—and their sedentary behaviour—directly correlates with the activity level of their preschoolers. Researchers say these findings, published ... Read More »

Overweight or obesity often start during primary school
Overweight or obesity often start during primary school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new statistics* published by Cancer Research UK. This worrying statistic adds to the fact ... Read More »

 
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