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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Childhood trauma may contribute to teen weight problems

December 13, 2013

By Shereen Jegtv Children who have gone through trying times are more likely to be overweight by age 15, a new study suggests. Stress in childhood has been associated with a greater risk of becoming overweight, although the link isn’t always consistent from study to study, researchers said. “I felt like I was seeing a […]

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Exercise may help protect children from stress

March 14, 2013

By Jan Hoffman Physically active children generally report happier moods and fewer symptoms of depression than children who are less active. Now researchers may have found a reason: By one measure, exercise seems to help children cope with stress. Finnish researchers had 258 8-year-old boys and girls wear accelerometers on their wrists for at least […]

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