Study: Childhood obesity linked to more health problems than previously thought

January 17, 2013

By analyzing data on over 43,000 children between the ages 10 and 17, new research from UCLA shows that obese children are at nearly twice the risk of having three or more reported medical, mental, or developmental conditions as compared to kids who are not overweight. While a great deal of research on childhood obesity […]

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UCLA project to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity

October 8, 2012

Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a $20 million federal grant to further their innovative efforts to curb obesity. … The UCLA project, rather than requiring busy, stressed individuals in low-resource neighborhoods to seek out physical activity and nutrient-rich foods, will engage them as “captive” audiences […]

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