Research concludes sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to the U.S. obesity epidemic, particularly among children

June 13, 2014

In response to the ongoing policy discussions on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on weight and health, The Obesity Society (TOS) concludes that sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) contribute to the United States’ obesity epidemic, particularly among children. Based on an in-depth analysis of the current research, TOS’s position statement unveiled April 23 provides several recommendations […]

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Prevalence of disordered eating behaviors among young overweight children and the effects of parental control of feeding

September 21, 2012

New research presented at The Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting on Sept. 21 found that it was common for young overweight children to hide, hoard, or sneak food. They also found that parental control of eating behaviors was associated with children eating even if they were not hungry.

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