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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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