Obese kids more likely to have asthma, worse symptoms

August 19, 2013

By Dennis Thompson Overweight and obese kids are more likely to struggle with asthma than kids of normal weight, according to a new review of more than 623,000 children. Researchers […]

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Minority kids may need longer support to keep weight off

August 15, 2013

By Cole Petrochko A lifestyle modification program for obese minority and inner city teens effectively helped them manage body mass index and nutrition, but the benefits wore off after the program’s […]

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Obesity rates decline among low-income preschoolers after rising for decades

August 14, 2013

By Lena H. Sun After decades of rising, obesity rates among low-income U.S. preschoolers declined broadly from 2008-2011, according to a federal report released Aug. 6 that offered the first glimpse of good […]

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Sugary drinks tied to obesity among preschoolers

August 12, 2013

By Genevra Pittman Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks, or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who have sugar-sweetened beverages less often, according to […]

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Children’s exercise: Hour a day ‘not enough’

August 7, 2013

By Nick Valentine Current recommendations for children to exercise an hour every day are “insufficient” to protect them from heart and blood circulation problems later in life. Children under age […]

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Stigma overweight people face could spur more weight gain

August 1, 2013

By Steven Reinberg Discriminating against a person because of their weight may actually increase the chances of that individual becoming obese, researchers report. People who experienced this so-called “weightism” are […]

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Math model predicts effects of diet, physical activity on childhood weight

July 31, 2013

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have created and confirmed the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat in children respond to adjustments […]

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Report: Ubiquity of healthy food directly tied to obesity rates

July 24, 2013

By Hannah McCartney A report conducted by researchers at East Carolina University in North Carolina, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sheds some interesting light on […]

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Elevated blood pressure increasing among children

July 18, 2013

By Monte Morin The risk of elevated blood pressure among children and teens has risen 27 percent over a 13-year period, and is probably caused by over-consumption of salt and […]

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Could a gene help make you obese?

July 17, 2013

By Dennis Thompson Researchers have discovered a potential genetic explanation for why some people overeat and run a greater risk for obesity. People who carry two copies of a variant […]

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