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Adding minutes to family mealtime can help keep childhood obesity at bay

January 23, 2013

By Lawrence LeBlond With the ever-present epidemic that is childhood obesity, it makes sense for parents to find ways to help teach their kids about healthy eating. A new study from the University of Illinois wants to help get that message across, especially...
Survey shows parents have difficulty acknowledging child obesity

December 21, 2012

By Al Cross and Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues Many Kentucky parents don't realize that their children are obese or overweight, or at least aren't willing to acknowledge it. That is the obvious conclusion to draw from the latest...
Day care may increase obesity in children, study says

December 19, 2012

By Julie Rasicot Parents whose young children regularly attend day care outside the home apparently have more to worry about than increased exposure to colds or the flu. A new study suggests that attending day care could dramatically increase a...
Startups compete to fight childhood obesity

December 18, 2012

By Erika Fry Ray Newlands calls himself "just a little guy from South Florida." Kids call him "Short Chef".  And while those descriptions are physically apt — he's 5'5'' — height is not what Newlands is known (or named) for:...
Progress is being made in the fight against obesity

December 17, 2012

A policy brief released earlier this year from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports that the obesity epidemic has slowed or halted altogether in several countries. Though the progression of the epidemic has decelerated, the overall rate...
More salt in kids’ diets may mean more obesity

December 13, 2012

By Rita Rubin Limiting children’s salt intake could be one way to reduce childhood obesity, new research suggests. The study of more than 4,200 Australian children aged 2 to 16 years old found that those who ate more salt also drank...
Obesity in young is seen as falling in several cities

December 12, 2012

After decades of rising childhood obesity rates, several American cities are reporting their first declines. The trend has emerged in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as smaller places like Anchorage, Alaska, and Kearney, Neb. The state of...
Scientific statement examines role of social media in fighting childhood obesity

December 6, 2012

Social media may become an important weapon in the battle against childhood obesity, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published in Circulation. However, the statement acknowledges that the evidence so far from published social media intervention...
Study links childhood obesity to cancer in adults

July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012, The Jerusalem Post By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich Tel Aviv University researchers have found a connection between obesity in childhood and colon or bladder cancer in adulthood. The risk for these malignant tumors is 40 percent higher in adults...
NIH-funded studies tackling childhood obesity; NCCOR-supported program among efforts

September 9, 2010

NHLBI Office of Communications The National Institutes of Health is launching two major research efforts, totaling $72.5 million, to examine ways to curtail the nation's childhood obesity epidemic. One will study long-term approaches to prevent or treat childhood obesity, and...
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