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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 »

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 »

Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active
Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) at UniSA are going straight to the source to find out why Australian kids are becoming increasingly inactive. AHKA has established a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to engage young Australians and give youth ... 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 »

Five tips for parents to discuss and identify eating disorders
Five tips for parents to discuss and identify eating disorders (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Controversial Netflix drama To the Bone has brought eating disorders into the spotlight, but a Deakin University clinical psychologist warns it’s important for parents to take the lead in discussing these issues with their children, rather than leaving it to ... 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 »

Australia’s first family obesity service opens
Australia’s first family obesity service opens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first family-centred, multidisciplinary clinic to help mums, dads and kids tackle obesity and achieve a healthy weight was officially opened by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard. Mr Hazzard said the Nepean Blue Mountains Family Obesity Service was unique because ... Read More »

 
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