overweight children

Older obese kids eat less than healthy peers


September 10th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Obese kids who are older actually consume fewer calories per day than their healthy peers, while younger overweight children consume more calories than their healthy peers.These ... 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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Some video games seem to keep kids fit


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Interactive gaming can be a step in the right direction for overweight children, says a broad-based survey.The two-year study, conducted by The University of Auckland, is ... Read more...

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Computer games can help kids fight obesity


May 31st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 31 (IANS) While parents usually worry over the negative influences of computer games on their children, scientists in New Zealand have found such games are actually beneficial for ... Read more...

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2 tests better than 1 for diagnosing diabetes in overweight children


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has found that just the recommended blood test may not be sufficient to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight kids, missing more than two-thirds of ... 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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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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Obesity begins in babies as young as 9 months old: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): If you think that children are part of the obesity epidemic, then here's something you should know.A new study has revealed that obesity can begin in babies as ... Read more...

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China tops list of world’s diabetics: Study


November 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 15 (ANI): China has the highest number of diabetics in the world, with an estimated 92.4 million sufferers, 61 percent of whom are yet to be diagnosed, experts warned.China Daily ... Read more...

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Even a little reduction in BMI helps lower BP in overweight kids


October 16th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed overweight children with higher body mass index (BMI) are more likely to have high blood pressure than those who have the same increase ... Read more...

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Diabetes risk in kids ‘ups risk for weak bones’


August 17th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): A new study has found that children who are at risk for diabetes before they reach puberty are also at risk for weak bones.The Medical College of Georgia ... Read more...

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M&S selling ‘plus-size’ clothing for kids as young as 3


July 25th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): In an attempt to dress a new generation with bulging waistlines, retailer Marks and Spencer has begun selling 'plus-size' clothing to children as young as three.The retailer said ... Read more...

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Fructose might increase risk of Blood Pressure


July 6th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research by US scientists have shown that eating lots of food and drinks that have fructose is likely to increase the chance of a ... Read more...

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Study links Preschoolers’ cavities and overweight


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Preschool children with tooth decay are more likely to be overweight and consume excess of calories than the general population, says a study. "Poor eating habits may play ... Read more...

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Mississippi Most Obese State, Reveals Study


May 8th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jackson, Mississippi, May 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The southeast part of America was already leading with the largest number of overweight and obese adults present in this part of the country. ... Read more...

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Banning junk foods at schools may help prevent childhood obesity


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Banning sugary beverages and junk foods at schools may help prevent childhood obesity, according to a San Francisco State University study."This is one of the very first ... Read more...

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Higher body fat may lead to delayed puberty in boys


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Increasing rates of obese and overweight children in the US may be contributing to a delayed onset of puberty in boys, research says. University of Michigan (U-M) researchers ... Read more...

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Parents unaware of their kids’ weight problems


January 29th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): Most parents of kids aged 4 or 5 are not aware if their children are overweight or obese, a new study has found.Researchers from the University Medical Centre ... Read more...

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Now, urine test to differentiate between dangerous, safe snoring


January 10th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): A simple urine test can now help differentiate between dangerous and safe snoring.Researchers at the University of Chicago conducted a study on 90 children referred to a clinic ... Read more...

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Kids who drink full-fat milk every day have lower BMIs: Study


November 4th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Kids who have full-fat milk every day have a lower BMI than those who rarely drink milk, says a new study.However, that's not the case for children who ... Read more...

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Social background plays major role in deciding teenagers’ diet


September 26th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): Teenagers' social class determines their attitudes to diet and weight, according to new researchThis is the first study to show how everyday practices and perceptions of different social ... Read more...

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Parents can help stop obesity epidemic


August 10th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Childhood obesity has quadrupled in the last 40 years, but parents can help stave off this impending crisis if they help their children eat better and exercise, says a ... 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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‘Keeping slim friends’ helps you stay trim


July 31st, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Want to stay trim? Well, then do away with your fat pals, mounting evidence suggests.A new American research has found a strong link between teenagers' own weight and ... Read more...

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Obese kids tend to be more lonely and anxious


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Overweight children, as young as those in kindergarten, tend to be more depressed, anxious and lonely than their slimmer counterparts, says a new study. "We found that both boys ... Read more...

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Children unhappy with looks face psychological consequences


March 19th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Satisfaction with one's looks is vital for a positive self-image. And children and young people having a negative body image can have a number of serious psychological consequences. Children ... 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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Fat kids use up antioxidants much faster than other children


November 29th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study from University of Newcastle has found that obese and overweight kids use up antioxidants much faster than other children, thereby increasing their risk of ... Read more...

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Ban on fast food TV ads can cut childhood obesity risk


November 20th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Banning fast food ads on TV can cut the number of overweight children by as much as 18 percent, researchers from National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ... Read more...

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4 in 10 parents overlook their kids weight problems


October 20th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): More than 40 percent of parents of under weight and overweight children mistakenly believe that their kids have normal weight, shows a new research from University of ... Read more...

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Too fat? Too thin? It depends on the measure


October 20th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) More than four in 10 parents with underweight and overweight children think they are in the average range.Melbourne University researchers also found that different methods of assessing children's ... Read more...

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Fat kids ‘’should be treated as abuse victims


October 5th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Dangerously overweight children who are overfed by their parents should be treated as victims of abuse and should be taken away from their homes and given radical ... Read more...

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UK social service teams may soon crack down on child obesity


August 16th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.16 (ANI): Social service teams in Britain have been tasked with the responsibility of taking obese kids away from their parents if the latter do not take steps to keep ... Read more...

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Obesity prevention efforts should begin as early as age two: Experts


August 2nd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): With obesity rates reaching new highs worldwide, a group of researchers has suggested that in order to fight the dangerous condition, prevention efforts should begin as early ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity begins at two


August 2nd, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Obesity prevention efforts should begin as early as the age of two, when children reach a tipping point that could predispose them to obesity later in life, a ... Read more...

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