Childhood Obesity

Study: Teen Obesity Surgery Benefits Last At Least 3 YearsThe largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it's worth the risks.
Prevention Of Childhood Obesity Must Start Sooner, Report SaysA new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that the prevention of childhood obesity must start sooner as pediatric obesity has tripled for some age groups.
Study: Parents Increasingly Unable To Identify Obesity In Their Own ChildrenMore than three-quarters of parents perceived their overweight children as “about the right weight,” according to a new study that reveals parents today are far less capable of realizing when their children are overweight or obese.
Study: Obese Preschoolers May Already Have Risk Factors For Heart Disease, DiabetesOverweight children showed metabolic abnormalities found in adults with weight problems.
Study: Children Of Divorce More Likely To Be OverweightAccording to a new study, children whose parents are divorced more likely to be overweight than children of parents who stay married.
Study: Stricter Parents More Likely To Raise Obese ChildrenKids whose parents lay down a lot of rules without communicating with their children are at the greatest risk of obesity.
Study: Obese Children Take Longer To Work Through ProblemsThe findings of a recent study suggest that obese children may experience more difficulty with solving problems and answering questions than their slimmer classmates.
Study: Obesity In US Toddlers Drops By 43 PercentToddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it's not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.
Study: Child Obesity Risk Starts Before School AgeResearchers find that "weight fate" is set by age 5.
Just 1 In 4 Young Teens Meet US Fitness Guidelines Young teens aren't exactly embracing the government's Let's Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest. Only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged 12 to 15 meet the recommendations — an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day.
School Children Refused Second Helpings Of Food At LunchtimeIn a crackdown against child obesity, schoolchildren are being refused second helpings of food at lunchtime.
Study: Parental Stress Linked To Obesity In ChildrenA new study found that parental stress is linked with obese children.
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