New evidence is confirming that the environment kids live in has a greater impact than factors such as genetics, insufficient physical activity or other elements in efforts to control child obesity. Three new studies, published in the April 8 Pediatrics, land on the import of the ‘nurture’ side of the equation and focus on specific(…)
Healthy food advertising in the form of online games doesn’t make kids crave more wholesome snacks, according to a new study from the Netherlands. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/04/video-games-fail-to-stoke-kids-appetite-for-fruit/#ixzz2HL0fvV6s
Teenagers who are overweight or obese are much more likely to develop gallstones, compared with peers of a healthy weight, US research suggests. Read more at BBC news
Two-thirds of severely obese children are at risk for heart disease, according to a new Danish study. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/07/24/severely-obese-kids-at-risk-for-heart-disease/?#ixzz21droHy4W
All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy. That lack of activity can also dull Johnny’s brain, some physical education experts say. Read more at Sentinal Source.
Amidst debate over immigration laws and health-care reform, presidential candidates may also want to put some focus on childhood obesity and bullying, according to results of a new poll showing Americans’ top priorities regarding childhood health concerns. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/06/18/childhood-obesity-and-bullying-top-health-concerns-for-voters/#ixzz1yFbpe6TU
(Health.com) — Obese children and teenagers face a slew of potential health problems as they get older, including an increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and certain cancers. As if that weren’t enough, obesity may harm young people’s long-term college and career prospects, too. Read more at cnn.com
How Obesity Harms A Child’s Body. Read More at Washington post.
(Health.com) – The proportion of U.S. adolescents with diabetes or borderline diabetes has jumped dramatically since the late 1990s, raising the possibility that this generation of young people may face high rates of heart disease and other complications as adults. Read more at CNN.com
Half the nation’s overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/21/cdc-half-overweight-teens-have-heart-risk/#ixzz1vXCW8GuD