Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids

September 15, 2014

By Kathryn Doyle After rising steadily for more than 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese due to a large waist circumference held steady [from] 2003–2012, according […]

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Severe obesity in teens tied to possible kidney problems

July 28, 2014

By Robert Preidt Nearly one-fifth of severely obese teens have poor kidney function, a small new study suggests. The study included 242 severely obese teens taking part in research on […]

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Study of obese family leads to CEP19 gene discovery

January 2, 2014

Researchers report that they have identified a gene that is tied to severe obesity. They say their findings could lead to new treatments for obesity. The team studied an Israeli […]

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‘Severely obese:’ 5 percent of U.S. kids, teens fit risky new category

September 18, 2013

By JoNel Aleccia Overall obesity rates for American kids may have leveled off, but a new report finds that children and teens at the far end of the spectrum are […]

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