Some child obesity fueled by stress response

June 26, 2014

Children who struggle with stress by heading for the cookie jar are more likely to gain body fat, a finding that shows why it’s important to handle stress in more positive ways, European researchers say. On May 24 at the European Congress on Obesity held in Sofia, Bulgaria, researchers presented a study on the link […]

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Study: Children who exercise have better body-fat distribution, regardless of weight

June 23, 2014

Maybe the numbers on the scale are not alarming, but that doesn’t mean that healthy-weight children get a pass on exercising, according to a new University of Illinois (U of I) study published in Pediatrics. “The FITKids study demonstrates the extent to which physical activity can improve body composition, and that’s important because it matters […]

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