childhood obesity

Childhood obesity could erode fertility later


August 1st, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) A sharp spike in childhood obesity may more than damage overall health -- it could be disrupting the onset of puberty and erode the ability to ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity linked to bladder, urinary cancer


July 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 24 (IANS) Obesity in childhood has a direct link with bladder and urinary tract (urothelial) and colorectal cancers in adulthood, warn Israeli researchers.Hence, maintaining a healthy weight ... Read more...

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Talking about weight might give kids eating disorder


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Two out of three parents fear that talking to their kids about their weight might give them an eating disorder. The findings come from a survey ... Read more...

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‘Soft drinks not linked to childhood obesity’


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 17 (IANS) Soft drinks and other sweetened beverages don't contribute to childhood obesity, though it may increase the risk factor among boys aged 6-11 years, says a new ... Read more...

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US fighting childhood obesity with sports


May 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) In an effort to fight childhood obesity, Olympic authorities and sports organisations in the United States are initiating participation of about 1.7 million children in Olympic ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity genes identified


April 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.The meta-analysis included 14 different research groups, including that from ... Read more...

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Genes identified for childhood obesity


April 10th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Two gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity have been identified by researchers.Although factors such as food choices and sedentary habits contribute to ... Read more...

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Shedding pounds won’t help teens’ self-esteem


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Teenaged girls shedding pounds may benefit physically, but it still leaves them with a feeling of low esteem, says a study."We found that obese black and ... Read more...

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Exposure to bodycare products linked to childhood obesity


January 21st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Exposure to a class of chemicals known as phthalates, found in personal care products, could be triggering obesity in young children and waist circumference. Phthalates are ... Read more...

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Mother-baby emotional bonds influence teen-age obesity


December 26th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) How a mother handles her toddler emotionally could determine whether the latter would pile on the pounds during adolescence, says a new US study. The lower ... Read more...

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Jim Sensenbrenner apologizes for his comment on Michelle Obama


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has been forced to apologize after saying that First Lady Michelle Obama has bigger than normal bum size. The lawmaker made the comment ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to help break Guinness record for ‘jumping jacks’


October 7th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US First Lady Michelle Obama is seeking to get her name in the Guinness Book of World Records when she joins about 20,000 participants to become the ... Read more...

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Overweight mothers give birth fat babies


September 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Childhood obesity originates in the mother's womb, says a new study which used the latest technology to monitor fat levels in unborn babies. These babies, part ... Read more...

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Kids develop comic book characters to fight flab


August 4th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Looking to tackle ills like childhood obesity, researchers came up with the idea of asking children to create their own comic book characters on the theme ... Read more...

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Whole Kids foundation to focus on childhood health


July 28th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Austin, Texas, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Just as US McDonald’s announced that they will give fruit for every Happy Meal purchased another food company is taking a step to ensure that US ... Read more...

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Eating location, food source determine childhood obesity


July 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Food eaten outside the home, as well as fast food eaten at home, are fuelling an increase in calorie intake and obesity among children, a study ... Read more...

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Your shampoo could be making you fat


July 11th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Eating healthy and exercising regularly are good enough for sloughing off the pounds. But what if your body acts otherwise? Doctors have found that chemical compounds ... Read more...

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500,000 kids in Britain risk liver disease


July 4th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Over half a million overweight children in Britain are at risk of being affected by liver disease, a government expert has warned.According to Martin Lombard, national ... Read more...

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Fathers,not mothers, influence what children eat


June 10th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A man's choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his child's health as his perceptions of family meals carry more weight, so ... Read more...

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Computer games may be turning your child obese


May 21st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) With a lot of teenagers taking to computer games literally as addiction, scientists claim these games are actually making the young ones hungry and prone to ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama dances to Beyonce as part of anti-obesity drive


May 4th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): It's not every day that you see the U.S. First Lady getting her groove on, but Michelle Obama was in the mood for a victory dance on ... Read more...

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Living close to nature does improve health and overall life quality


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): A recent study has found that living close to greenery and natural environment makes a person healthier, social, generous and calmer than living in a concrete jungle.According to ... Read more...

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Mexican study indicates working stunts kids’ growth


April 30th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 30 (IANS/EFE) A study here has found that children who work tend to be shorter than their counterparts who go to school.Victor Inzua Canales, a scholar at ... Read more...

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Indian-American DJ Rekha to join White House Easter Egg Roll


April 20th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Popular Indian-American "Bhangra Queen" Rekha Malhotra is among the celebrities participating in this year's White House Easter Egg Roll April 25 with the theme "Get Up ... Read more...

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New link shows mother’s pregnancy diet influences child’s chances of obesity


April 19th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child's risk of obesity many years later.The study, led by University of Southampton researchers, including ... Read more...

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Sweet or sour? More kids losing their taste


April 19th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Some children aged between eight and 12 are losing their taste buds, which is contributing to childhood obesity. Study author David Laing, professor of neuropsychology at ... Read more...

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UK young girls’ waistlines 4 inches larger now than 30 yrs ago!


April 14th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): A new study has raised the alarm over rising levels of obesity in the UK - it found that the waistlines of young girls are four inches larger ... Read more...

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Obese kids at greater risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis in old age


April 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese children are vulnerable to bone fractures and more likely to develop osteoporosis in old age.Overweight children develop bigger skeletons in order ... Read more...

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GOPIO to honour 4 Indian Americans


April 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The Connecticut chapter of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will honour four Indian Americans for their achievements and contributions.In addition, Paul Semanski of ... Read more...

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Changes in sense of taste linked to obesity, chronic ear inflammation


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 22 (ANI): A new study has found that children with chronic inflammation of the middle ear can experience changes in their sense of taste, and these changes may be related ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin mocks Michelle Obama’s breastfeeding initiative


February 18th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has slammed First Lady Michelle Obama after the latter promoted breast-feeding as part of her campaign against childhood obesity.Palin followed in Rep. ... Read more...

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Study: Calorie labels don’t affect kids food choices


February 16th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that posting the calorific value of food items in the restaurant menu doesn’t at all affect the food choices of ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama promotes breastfeeding


February 16th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): As part of her campaign against childhood obesity, US First Lady Michelle Obama is urging women to breastfeed.She is calling for the removal of barriers to nursing ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama portrayed as overweight in cartoon attacking her obesity campaign


February 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): US First Lady Michelle Obama has been portrayed as an overweight, hamburger-munching glutton in a very personal cartoon attack.The offensive caricature, which was posted on Biggovernment.com, is ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to be a guest on Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards


February 15th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): US First Lady Michelle Obama, who celebrated the one-year anniversary of her obesity campaign last week, is all set to appear on Cartoon Network.The network has announced that ... Read more...

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