Childhood Obesity

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Prevention Of Childhood Obesity Must Start Sooner, Report Says

A 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.

12 hours ago

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Study: Parents Increasingly Unable To Identify Obesity In Their Own Children

More 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.

08/25/2014

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Study: Obese Preschoolers May Already Have Risk Factors For Heart Disease, Diabetes

Overweight children showed metabolic abnormalities found in adults with weight problems.

08/12/2014

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Study: Children Of Divorce More Likely To Be Overweight

According to a new study, children whose parents are divorced more likely to be overweight than children of parents who stay married.

06/05/2014

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

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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

More 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. (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

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