Obesity may disturb bone growth during teen years

January 22, 2014

By Shereen Jegtvig Obese teens might not develop sufficient bone mass relative to their body weight, according to a new study from Brazil. Both body fat and lean body mass have an impact on bone growth, but it’s not clear if the bones of the heaviest teens are strong enough for their weight and that […]

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More evidence links BPA to childhood obesity

June 19, 2013

By Brenda Goodman There’s fresh evidence that the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may play a part in childhood obesity. BPA is a chemical that is widely used in food packaging. Government studies have shown that 92 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPA in their bodies. There’s intense scientific interest in BPA because […]

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Strict school lunch standards tied to healthy weight

April 11, 2013

By Andrew M. Seaman Strict school lunch standards that are similar to new regulations from the U.S. government may be tied to healthier body weights among students, according to a new study. “I think it’s evidence that healthier school lunches have a positive effect but it’s preliminary evidence. It’s far from definitive,” said Anne Barnhill, […]

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