obesity in children

Antibiotics can induce obesity in children


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Exposing very young infants to antibiotics may cause them to bloat up in childhood, says a new research based on 11,532 children.Researchers from the New York ... 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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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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Babies lying on mom’s tummy can stave off obesity later


August 8th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Mothers who let babies lie on their tummies after breastfeeding can help prevent obesity among them in adult years.This helps strengthen the baby's neck and back ... 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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Caesarean babies at greater risk of becoming fat


May 15th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Babies born by Caesarean section may be at greater risk of becoming obese later in life than those delivered naturally, according to experts.A report in the ... 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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Surgery can help obese teens lose weight, shows study


March 7th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that bariatric surgery can result in significant weight loss in severely obese adolescents.'Bariatric surgery' refers to several different surgical procedures designed to assist ... Read more...

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Obesity cutting life expectancy for today’ youth


January 13th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Today's youth regularly snack on junk foods, watch more television and are less active than their parents were.So it was less shocking when a new research suggested ... Read more...

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Take your pick from these top 10 New Year resolutions


January 9th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Can't think of a New Year's resolution this year? Take your pick from this list of resolutions compiled by University at Buffalo researchers.1. Take care of a loved ... Read more...

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Baby fat can be a harbinger of serious disease later on


November 20th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Being overweight as a child is a strong predictor of diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk in early adulthood, says a new article.Authors Megan Moriarty-Kelsey and Stephen Daniels, Department ... Read more...

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Why is obesity so prevalent?


August 9th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Despite fad diets and 'fat-free' healthy foods, why is the world in the grip of an obesity epidemic?Quattrin, who is testing an innovative program for preventing and treating ... Read more...

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Mums-to-be who put on too much weight have fatter kids


August 5th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): Mothers-to-be, who gain too much weight, are more likely to have fatter children, according to a study.It is well established that larger mothers have heavier babies at birth, ... Read more...

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Inadequate sleep can make you fat


May 4th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Inadequate sleep is a risk factor for childhood obesity, especially among boys, says a new study.The research, presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, ... Read more...

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Why do obese kids attract bullies?


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Obese children are more likely to be bullied regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, social skills or academic achievement, says a new study. "Physicians who care for obese ... Read more...

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PepsiCo says that it wouldn’t sell sugary drink in schools


March 17th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) PepsiCo has said in a statement that they will not sell sugary drinks in schools worldwide, in an effort to battle obesity in children. In ... Read more...

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Psychotherapy offers way out of obesity for girls


December 17th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Girls who took part in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), may be better able to prevent obesity over the years, compared to girls who took traditional health education classes, says ... Read more...

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Psychotherapy could prevent obesity in ‘at risk’ teenage girls


December 16th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Using psychotherapy treatment, researchers have successfully prevented excessive weight gain in teenager girls deemed 'at risk' for obesity.The study, conducted by scientists at the Uniformed Services University ... Read more...

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Researchers working on fun way to combat childhood obesity


November 16th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Researchers are working to find effective, fun filled methods to prevent childhood obesity, which could bring on an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Researchers at Geisinger Health ... Read more...

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TV bombards kids with unhealthy food ads


November 5th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Wondering how TV exposure leads to obesity in children? Well, then pay closer attention to the commercials, suggests a new study.In the study, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Positive parental attitude can help stop child obesity epidemic


August 9th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): An eminent obesity expert has said that parents can help to prevent obesity in children by helping them with their eating habits and building a healthy body image.According ... Read more...

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Low-sugar drinks can help stem obesity, diabetes epidemics, say experts


April 21st, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Experts from the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have called for new class of low-sugar drinks to help stem obesity and diabetes epidemics.Strong ... Read more...

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Kids living in greener neighbourhoods are more active


March 13th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): A new study has found that kids living in greener neighbourhoods are more active. Researchers from Universite de Montreal, Canada have shown that the presence of nearby parks ... Read more...

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Healthy diet can offset ”obesity gene” in kids


March 4th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Eating a low energy density diet can offset the influence of a gene strongly associated with obesity in children, according to new research from University College London ... Read more...

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Obesity not being properly diagnosed in kids


December 30th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Despite a rise in media campaigns spreading awareness about weight problems among kids, doctors are not properly diagnosing obesity in children, according to a study. Researchers at The ... Read more...

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Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy have overweight kids


June 10th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that children of women who gain more than the recommended ... Read more...

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Study confirms childhood, adolescent obesity influence cardiac health


May 12th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 12 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that childhood and adolescent obesity negatively impacts vascular endothelial function, which in turn is linked to cardiac health.Obesity is rapidly increasing ... Read more...

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Less sleep may increase childhood obesity risk


February 8th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has revealed that less sleep can increase a childs risk of being overweight or ... Read more...

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Childhood SDB disproportionately affects obese, African-American kids


December 2nd, 2007 - 4:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), which can include various sleep behaviours ranging in severity from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), disproportionately affects kids ... Read more...

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Root causes of obesity lie in how we look at environment, culture: Dietician


November 25th, 2007 - 11:07 am ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): It is not about eating right and doing more activity in a bid to fight obesity, rather it is about the way we look at our environment and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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