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Antibiotics too soon may set babies up for obesity: Study

August 21, 2012

Aug. 21, 2012, ABC News By Dr. Shari Barnett Giving your baby antibiotics too early may increase their chances of being overweight in childhood, new research suggests. Specifically, infants exposed to antibiotics during the first six months of their lives are 22...
Kids pick nutritional Happy Meal when no toy offered with less healthy option: Study

August 14, 2012

Aug. 12, 2012, Global News By Sheryl Ubelacker Children are far more likely to pick a healthier fast-food meal when promotional toys are offered only with those menu options and not with less nutritional fare like burgers, fries, and a pop,...
Junk food laws may help curb childhood obesity: Study

August 13, 2012

Aug. 13, 2012, Huffington Post By Lindsey Tanner Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts...
Child cholesterol improves in U.S. as snacks lose fats

August 8, 2012

Aug. 07, 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek By Jeanna Smialek Cholesterol levels in U.S. children improved in the past two decades as makers of cookies, crackers, and French fries responded to public concern that trans fats used in their products may be...
What would Batman eat?

August 6, 2012

Aug. 4, 2012, Philly.com/Health blogs - Healthy Kids By Beth Wallace Every day, we hear something on the news about the obesity crisis in this country. And every day, parents, grandparents, doctors, dietitians, and the first lady try to find...
Parents can spur kids’ activity by example

August 2, 2012

Aug. 1, 2012, Firstpost. Parents concerned about their kids’ lazy ways can spur them into greater activity by setting an example themselves, according to research at National Jewish Health. Kristen Holm, assistant professor of medicine at National Jewish Health – Denver,...
Study establishes link between screen time and specific measures of physical fitness

July 17, 2012

July 16, 2012, TIME By Alexandra Sifferlin The more TV kids watch in early life, the thicker they get around the waistline and the weaker their muscle strength, a new study finds. It’s no secret that watching TV is linked...
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finds the benefit of behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity is small

July 3, 2012

In a recent recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and exercise was not very effective in improving health outcomes among adults without hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, or cardiovascular disease....
Research says junk food advertising reductions have been modest

June 5, 2012

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has released a new report titled Trends in Television Food Advertising to Young People: 2011 Update. It follows up on its 2010 update of the same name. Like other recent studies, this...
Paying people to lose weight may backfire in the long run

April 30, 2012

Financial incentives are widely used in health behavior interventions. However, new research suggests that paying people to maintain a healthier lifestyle may actually lead them to gain weight and be less active. (more…)
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