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Study: Active video games have exercise-like effects in kids

October 1, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012, HealthDay Adolescents who play active video games increase their heart rate, use more oxygen, and expend more energy, according to a small new study. Low levels of physical activity are associated with obesity in children. Compared to...
Can personal technology stop the obesity epidemic?

September 28, 2012

Sept. 25, 2012, Scientific American By Katherine Harmon So much of our information from — and interaction with — the world is now mediated by computers, cell phones, and tablets that health experts have been practically running themselves ragged trying...
Soda, other sugary drinks more firmly tied to obesity in new studies

September 26, 2012

Sept. 21, 2012, Huffington Post By Marilynn Marchione New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic. A huge, decades-long study involving more than 33,000 Americans has yielded the first clear...
Prevalence of disordered eating behaviors among young overweight children and the effects of parental control of feeding

September 21, 2012

New research presented at The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting on Sept. 21 found that it was common for young overweight children to hide, hoard, or sneak food. They also found that parental control of eating behaviors was associated with...
Are healthy foods really more expensive? It depends on how you measure the price

September 20, 2012

Most Americans do not eat enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to meet federal dietary recommendations. A commonly cited reason for this deficiency is that healthy foods cost more than less healthy options. However, a recent study from the U.S....
Study: Children without siblings may have higher risk of overweight and obesity

September 18, 2012

Sept. 17, 2012, Huffington Post Scientists have pinpointed a potential risk factor for overweight and obesity early in life —­ and it has to do with how many siblings a child has. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden,...
Journal of Obesity calls for papers to assess obesogenic dietary habits

September 10, 2012

Sept. 5, 2012, Journal of Obesity Dietary indexes, because of the inclusion of multiple dietary components in a single measure, let us describe the characteristics of the overall diet. Results of dietary assessment via this method are more easily understood...
Philadelphia School District reports progress in reducing childhood obesity rates

September 7, 2012

Sept. 6, 2012, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The overall obesity rate among Philadelphia schoolchildren fell more than 4.5 percent between the 2006-07 and 2009-10 school years, according to a study published today in Preventing Chronic Disease. The decrease, from an obesity rate...
Study shows healthy school lunches don’t cost more

August 27, 2012

Aug. 23, 2012, San Antonio Express By Don Finley and Lindsay Kastner In 2006, three middle schools in the San Antonio ISD made some radical lunchtime changes. They took french fries off the menu and cheese off the burgers, added baby carrot...
Cartoon stickers may sway kids’ food choices: Study

August 23, 2012

Aug. 22, 2012, Reuters For children who turn up their noses at fruits and vegetables, slapping a cartoon face on a healthy snack may make those choices more appealing, according to a U.S. study. (more…)
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