Childhood Obesity

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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.


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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.


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CDC: Children Eating, Drinking Fewer Calories

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


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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.