weight gain

Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents
Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of ... Read More »

Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain
Mums with multiple kids at greater risk of weight gain (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women pregnant with baby number two, or more, are at a greater risk of dangerous weight gain compared to first-timers, new research from Deakin University has found. Professor Helen Skouteris, from Deakin’s School of Psychology and the Centre for Social ... Read More »

Gradual weight gain raises pregnancy blood pressure danger
Gradual weight gain raises pregnancy blood pressure danger (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of blood pressure disorders in pregnancy. School of Public Health researcher Akilew Adane said this ... Read More »

Extra kilos equal extra risk in pregnancy
Extra kilos equal extra risk in pregnancy (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Women who are overweight before becoming pregnant and those who gain weight between pregnancies face increased risks of health problems for themselves and their babies according to an Australian first study by University of Canberra researchers. The study of almost ... Read More »

Light exposure and kids’ weight
Light exposure and kids’ weight (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

A world-first study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe studied ... Read More »

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to stillbirth
Weight gain between pregnancies linked to stillbirth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A large study in Sweden found women whose weight increased by more than two BMI units (about 6kg for a woman who is 1.67m tall) between their first and second pregnancy had a higher chance of having a stillbirth. Some of ... Read More »

Depression and weight gain in pregnancy linked to sitting down
Depression and weight gain in pregnancy linked to sitting down (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A link between depression in pregnancy and long periods of sitting down has been identified by researchers from the University of Warwick. The study found those suffering from symptoms of depression during pregnancy are more likely to sit down for ... Read More »

Light exposure linked to weight gain in children
Light exposure linked to weight gain in children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first study by QUT’s Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more. Cassandra Pattinson, a PhD student and her colleagues studied 48 children aged three to five ... Read More »

Late bedtimes could lead to weight gain
Late bedtimes could lead to weight gain (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a new study from UC Berkeley that has found a correlation between sleep and ... Read More »

Young people better educated, fewer using substances, but weight and diet remain a concern
Young people better educated, fewer using substances, but weight and diet remain a concern (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show that overall, young Australians are doing well. Rates for smoking, single-occasion risky drinking and illicit drug use are decreasing; however, overweight and obesity rates remain high, and fruit ... Read More »

 
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