Weight before pregnancy linked with children's neurodevelopment
17 hours ago
A recent Obesity Reviews analysis of published studies found that, compared with children of normal weight mothers, children whose mothers were overweight or obese prior to pregnancy had 17% and 51% increased risks for compromised ...
Mass media linked to childhood obesity
Nov 22, 2017
A task force from the European Academy of Paediatrics and the European Childhood Obesity Group has found evidence of a strong link between obesity levels across European countries and childhood media exposure. The experts' ...
Shaming overweight kids only makes things worse
Nov 20, 2017
(HealthDay)—Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says.
Link between obesity and cancer is not widely recognized
Nov 17, 2017
A new study published in the Journal of Public Health has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types ...
Father's weight is just as relevant as the mother's in determining a child's risk of obesity
Nov 16, 2017
It's not only women who should be concerned about the impact of their weight on their children's health. A*STAR researchers have identified a set of factors, including the father's weight, that combine to increase a child's ...
Weight reducing diets, predominantly those low in fat, may reduce risk of early death for adults with obesity
Nov 14, 2017
Weight reducing diets, mostly low in fat, may reduce risk of early death in adults with obesity, finds a study published in The BMJ. However, the researchers were unable to show if there was any effect of weight reducing ...
Sugary beverage consumption in US declining but remains high among certain groups
Nov 14, 2017
Consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) fell for both children and adults between 2003 and 2014, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. But despite ...
Does your pet have a weight problem? Here's how to tell
Nov 10, 2017
(HealthDay)—Cats with diabetes, dogs with cancer, birds with high cholesterol or even rabbits who cannot turn around to clean themselves—what do these animals all have in common?
Obese older adults who survive cardiac surgery may have higher risk for poor functioning
Nov 10, 2017
More than one-third of Americans are considered obese based on their Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI measures the ratio between your height and weight. A BMI of 30 or above signals obesity. As more and more of us age, we also ...
Reversing negative effects of maternal obesity
Nov 08, 2017
A drug that increases energy metabolism may lead to a new approach to prevent obesity in children born to overweight mothers, UNSW Sydney researchers have found.