Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity Linked to Lack of Garden Access

Childhood Obesity Linked to Lack of Garden Access

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Young children without garden access more likely to be obese.

Many Overweight, Obese Teens Think Their Weight Is Normal

Many Overweight, Obese Teens Think Their Weight Is Normal

Around 40% think their weight is about right, British researchers find.

Sedentary Behavior, Regardless of Diet, Linked to Adiposity in Teens

Sedentary Behavior, Regardless of Diet, Linked to Adiposity in Teens

Correlation for TV viewing, screen time and sedentary behaviors with adiposity, independent of diet.

Just 1 Hour of TV Daily May Boost Risk for Childhood Obesity

Just 1 Hour of TV Daily May Boost Risk for Childhood Obesity

Odds increase nearly 50% with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time.

Obesity Intervention Reduces BMI in Children

Obesity Intervention Reduces BMI in Children

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Children whose families and pediatricians were most adherent to an obesity intervention program saw greater improvements in BMI.

Preschool 'Head Start' Program May Decrease Childhood Obesity

Preschool 'Head Start' Program May Decrease Childhood Obesity

Preschoolers' weight loss attributed to emphasis on nutrition, exercise. and structure.

NAFLD in Teens Tied to Childhood Adiposity Trajectories

NAFLD in Teens Tied to Childhood Adiposity Trajectories

Adiposity at age 3 years linked to diagnosis and severity of hepatic steatosis in late adolescence.

Leptin Gene Mutation Linked to Early-Onset Obesity

Leptin Gene Mutation Linked to Early-Onset Obesity

In 2-year-old patient, mutant protein is secreted but does not bind to or activate leptin receptor and potentially caused early-onset extreme obesity.

Family Meals Integral in Preventing Childhood Obesity

Family Meals Integral in Preventing Childhood Obesity

Family meals that are positive, calm and friendly may prevent childhood obesity.

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