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Childhood Obesity

Canadian researchers found that parents with the strictest parenting style were more likely to raise obese children. (Getty Images)

Study: Stricter Parents More Likely To Raise Obese Children

Kids whose parents lay down a lot of rules without communicating with their children are at the greatest risk of obesity.

03/23/2014

An overweight child reads her part in a skit. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Obese Children Take Longer To Work Through Problems

The findings of a recent study suggest that obese children may experience more difficulty with solving problems and answering questions than their slimmer classmates.

03/10/2014

Toddler 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. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Obesity In US Toddlers Drops By 43 Percent

Toddler 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.

02/26/2014

Study suggests a child's risk for obesity starts much earlier than previously believed. (Getty Images)

Study: Child Obesity Risk Starts Before School Age

Researchers find that “weight fate” is set by age 5.

01/30/2014

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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.

01/08/2014

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School Children Refused Second Helpings Of Food At Lunchtime

In a crackdown against child obesity, schoolchildren are being refused second helpings of food at lunchtime.

12/22/2013

An overweight child reads her part in a skit. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Parental Stress Linked To Obesity In Children

A new study found that parental stress is linked with obese children.

12/08/2013

File photo of a pregnant woman holding her stomach. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Study: Maternal Depression Could Be Tied To Childhood Obesity

The findings of a new study indicate a possible relationship between mothers who suffer from symptoms of depression and children who are obese, especially in low-income families living in urban areas.

07/18/2013

An overweight child reads her part in a skit. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Strong Genetic Component Found Among Obese Children

Researchers from University College London found that 30 percent of the difference between the body weight of one child and another can be explained by their genes.

03/27/2013

File photo of a partially eaten double hamburger. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CDC: Children Eating, Drinking Fewer Calories

New research indicates that children are consuming fewer calories than they did at the turn of the century.

02/21/2013

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