Childhood Obesity: Information & Health Concerns Document List

Publication List:

Obesity Rate Difference in Children With and Without Autism
Understanding age-related changes could help prevent and treat obesity in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - Published: 2016-10-17
Teen BMI Weight Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Early Middle Age
Findings show importance of body weight in adolescence and suggest more emphasis be placed on maintenance of a healthy body weight from early age as preventive measure - Published: 2016-06-17
Obesity Not a Disability According to Most Doctors on SERMO
88% of US doctors disagree with European Union ruling obesity as a disability, believing governments should invest in curbing, not enabling, the obesity epidemic - Published: 2015-01-15
How Teenage Boys Perceive Their Weight
Study shows almost a third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight, which can influence eating habits and health - Published: 2014-11-20
Obesity Can Shorten Life Expectancy by 14 Years
Study finds people with class III or extreme obesity have dramatic reduction in lifespan expectancy compared with people of normal weight - Published: 2014-07-10
Depression and Obesity in Adolescent Girls
Research examines link between obesity and depression in adolescent females and if they experience one of the disorders why they are at greater risk for the other as they age - Published: 2014-03-21
Talking to a Teenager About Being Overweight
Creating a healthful home environment and providing encouragement to adolescents for positive behavior changes may be more effective than communicating with adolescents about weight-related topics - Published: 2012-11-08
Calorie Calculator for Child Obesity
Caloric Calculator for policymakers, school district administrators, and others to assess potential impact of health policy choices on childhood obesity - Published: 2012-08-15
Managing Overeating in Children - A New Approach
Teaching children and parents how the environment tricks us into eating foods even when we are not hungry - Published: 2011-12-07
Unhealthy Food Served in Children's Hospitals
Researchers assess food venues at 12 major childrens hospitals in California and found there room for improvement in offerings and practices - Published: 2011-12-01
Americans On Track to Getting Even Fatter
In 2020 the vast majority of adults in America will be overweight or obese and more than half will suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions - Published: 2011-11-16
The Nag Factor Convinces Parents to Buy Unhealthy Foods
Characters and logos prompt children to make repeated requests for a range of products including low nutritional foods and beverages - Published: 2011-08-15
What's in a Fast Food Kids Meal
Families perceiving fast food restaurants as easy and cheap and many are using fast food as a reward for their children - Published: 2011-08-02
Grocery Retailers Commit to Fight Childhood Obesity
Healthier America and leading grocery retailers have committed to bring healthy affordable food to nearly 10 million people in the US over the next five years - Published: 2011-07-25
Agreement On Child Directed Food Advertising
Food and beverage companies who do the majority of advertising to children will follow uniform nutrition criteria for foods advertised to children - Published: 2011-07-15
Healthy Habits Linked to Chinese Child Obesity
Children from well off Chinese families who say they are physically active and eat plenty of vegetables but few sweets are more likely to be overweight - Published: 2011-07-12
Childhood Obesity is Much More Than What Children Eat
University of Illinois scientists from a variety of disciplines have teamed up to examine the factors that contribute to childhood obesity - Published: 2011-06-01
123GoTV - Gives Children Exercise While Watching TV
123GoTV device provides a home fitness solution to children to help fight obesity and encourages more physical activity and less TV watching - Published: 2011-05-24
Tests to Diagnose Diabetes in Overweight Children
Both the recommended hemoglobin A1C test and an oral glucose tolerance test could dramatically reduce the risk of delayed diabetes diagnosis in overweight children - Published: 2011-05-02
Overweight Adolescents Often Lacking Vitamin D
New study has found that most obese adolescents are lacking in vitamin D - Published: 2011-04-29
BMI in Teens Associated with Early Occurrence of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Obesity problem in children and teens is likely just the tip of an increased risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease in adulthood - Published: 2011-04-06
Time with Obesity Linked to Mortality
The research shows that the duration of obesity is a strong predictor of mortality - Published: 2011-03-21
Users of Facebook Prone to Eating Disorders
The more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook the more their chances of developing various eating disorders - Published: 2011-02-07
Children's BMI Rises the Longer Their Mothers Work
Total number of years mothers employed had a cumulative influence on their child BMI which can lead to increase in obesity - Published: 2011-02-04
High BMI in Childhood Linked to Heart Disease Risks in Adolescence
A high body mass index in childhood linked to greater heart disease risk in adolescence - Published: 2010-11-26
Overweight Children Have Different Eating Patterns
The study also showed that overweight children were less physically active and were more likely to have obese parents than normal weight children - Published: 2010-11-07
Georgia Children Facing Deadly Health Crisis
Childhood obesity has become a threatening epidemic in Georgia with the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States - Published: 2010-10-28
Obese Children Have Signs of Heart Disease Seen in Middle-aged Adults
Blood vessels of obese children have stiffness normally seen in much older adults with cardiovascular disease - Published: 2010-10-25
Making School Cafeteria Lunches Smarter
School Nutrition Association New York conference shows the easiest way to lunchroom choices in school cafeterias - Published: 2010-10-23
Big Blood Pressure Impact with Small BMI Change in Overweight Children
Small changes in weight can make bigger differences in the blood pressure for overweight children - Published: 2010-10-16
Pennsylvania Schools Accept the Challenge to Fight Childhood Obesity
Schools will be able to strengthen and enhance their physical activity and nutrition programs by providing a variety of different activities - Published: 2010-10-04
Global Overweight and Obesity Reach Alarming Levels
Number of people being overweight and obese reach alarming levels and are increasing among young people - Published: 2010-10-03
Flow of Empty Calories into Children's Food Supply Must be Reduced
With over 23 million children and adolescents in the US overweight or obese the risks for many chronic diseases continue to increase - Published: 2010-10-01
Too much TV, Video and Computer Can Make Teens Fatter
High levels of screen time observed in study underscore need for public health strategies to reduce overall screen time among youth - Published: 2010-09-20
Childhood Viral Infection May be a Cause of Obesity
Children exposed to a particular strain of adenovirus were significantly more likely to be obese - Published: 2010-09-20
Effective Child Weight Control Strategies Urgently Required
More effective weight control strategies are urgently needed to combat the obesity epidemic among children and teenagers - Published: 2010-09-17
School Lunches Linked to Childhood Obesity
USDA-backed study finds federal school lunches linked to childhood obesity - Published: 2010-08-24
Overweight American Children and Adolescents Becoming Fatter
Overweight American children and adolescents have become fatter over the last decade - Published: 2010-08-18
Schools, Communities Share Responsibility for Child Nutrition
Local support for nutrition integrity in schools that calls on schools and communities to work together - Published: 2010-08-09
Overcoming Childhood Obesity Means Addressing Mom's Weight Issues as Well
STOP Obesity Alliance Task Force on Women identified areas that have significant impact on weight and obesity in women - Published: 2010-07-21
Tools Help Parents Understand Child's Risk of Obesity
Simple tools help parents understand a childs risk of obesity and make positive changes - Published: 2010-07-12
Higher Risk of Reflux Disease in Extremely Obese Children
Extremely obese children have 40 percent higher risk of reflux disease of esophagus - Published: 2010-07-09
Pediatricians Can Help Parents Recognize Overweight Preschoolers
Study shows when doctors don't comment, parents tend to underestimate their childs heavy size - Published: 2010-06-15
Program Improves Eating Habits of Low-Income Children
First Lady Michelle Obama has put ending childhood obesity at the top of the national agenda - Published: 2010-06-02
Lack of Exercise Key to Increased BMI in Children
Dietary sugars are not driving factor behind rising body mass index (BMI) levels in children - Published: 2010-05-26
Parents Physical Inactivity Influences Children
Parents do not need to be physically active to help their children to be active a new study has found - Published: 2010-05-25
Obese Bmi Does Not Harm Current Health of Young Adults, Study Says
Study examining the relationship between body mass index (BMI) obesity and illness including heart disease - Published: 2010-05-25
Reducing Niacin Intake can Prevent Obesity
Obesity prevalence in US children and adolescents increased with increase of per capita niacin consumption - Published: 2010-05-20
Double Calamity of Childhood Obesity Ignored by Parents
Overweight and obese kids will not only die younger but suffer from more diseases than if they were at a healthy weight - Published: 2010-05-18
Link Between Obesity and Federal School Nutrition Programs
GSU professor finds link between obesity and federal school nutrition programs - Published: 2010-05-11
Childhood Obesity and Sleep Patterns
Study finds inadequate sleep a risk factor for childhood obesity - Published: 2010-05-04
Obesity Rates for American Adults Stable but Child and Minority Obesity Rising
Obesity rates for American adults have stabilized while the rate of childhood and minority obesity is rising - Published: 2010-04-24
Childhood Obesity Linked to Stiff Arteries
Children with more body fat and less endurance than their fitter, leaner counterparts have stiffer arteries at a young age - Published: 2010-04-12
Child Obesity Affecting Younger Children
Extreme childhood obesity is affecting more children at younger ages - Published: 2010-03-18
Overweight Teens Who Have Gastric Banding Lose Significant Weight
Severely obese adolescents who received laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding lost more than 50 percent of excess weight - Published: 2010-02-09
Teenager Heart Disease Risk
Simple ways teens can combat high cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease - Published: 2010-02-02
Childhood Obesity as Young as Seven Increases Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Childhood obesity as early as 7 years of age may increase risk of later cardiovascular disease - Published: 2010-01-26
Fast food Menus with Calorie Information
Fast food menus with calorie information lead to lower calorie selections for young children - Published: 2010-01-25
High Body Mass Index among Children Remains Steady
High BMI among children and adolescents continues to be a public health concern in the United States - Published: 2010-01-13
Psychotherapy Provides Obesity Prevention for Teenage Girls
Study to address dramatically increased rates of obesity in teenage children and adolescents - Published: 2009-12-15
Study Levels New Criticisms at Food Industry
Television advertising continues to contribute to epidemic levels of obesity - Published: 2009-12-14
Back Pain and Spinal Abnormalities in Overweight Children
Being overweight as a child could lead to early degeneration in the spine - Published: 2009-12-01
Teenage Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of MS
Girls with a BMI of 30 or larger at age 18 had more than twice the risk of developing multiple sclerosis - Published: 2009-11-10
Intervention Program Helps Kids Eat Healthier
Intervention program helps children live healthier lives in fight against nations childhood obesity epidemic - Published: 2009-09-26
Teenage Diet Depends on Social Background
Teenagers attitudes to diet and weight are shaped by their social class according to new research - Published: 2009-09-25
Children with Emotional Problems at Higher Risk for Adult Obesity
Children with emotional difficulties are at higher risk for obesity in adult life - Published: 2009-09-11
HHS Joins Ad Council and Warner Bros. Pictures to Combat Childhood Overweight and Obesity
According to HHS CDC the percentage of young people who are obese and overweight has more than tripled since 1980 - Published: 2009-09-10
America has Reached Obesity Tipping Point
Surgeons General STOP Obesity Alliance announce America has reached tipping point on obesity - STOP Obesity Alliance issues recommendations to ensure health reform successfully addresses obesity epidemic - Published: 2009-09-09
Childhood Obesity: The Increasing Vascular Drama
The prevalence of childhood obesity in children has reached alarming levels even in developing countries - Published: 2009-08-31
Exercise and Healthy Eating Habits in Young Adults
Public health concerns about obesity and how young women in their 20s consistently exercise less than young men - Published: 2009-08-23
Parents Can Help Stop Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Physical activity can also help prevent obesity even when there is a tendency to gain weight due to genetics - Published: 2009-08-08
Risk Factors of Childhood Obesity
Researchers found that disordered eating habits among overweight youth are linked to specific tendencies for both males and females - Published: 2009-07-30
Active Children Benefit Later in Life
Being active helps kids stay lean as they age even if they do not remain as active later in childhood - Published: 2009-07-28
Parents Fail to Recognize Children's Weight Problems
Once children become overweight it is often extremely difficult for them to shed these excess pounds - Published: 2009-07-15
Overweight Children Experience More Loneliness and Anxiety
Overweight children show signs of the negative consequences of obesity as early as kindergarten - Published: 2009-07-02
Lap Band Surgery Reduces Teens Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes
laparoscopic gastric banding surgery for treatment of extreme obesity can significantly improve and even reverse the metabolic syndrome - Published: 2009-06-12
Junk Food Makes Kids Fat... and Happy
Programs aimed at childhood obesity are likely to be more effective if they also actively seek to keep children happy - Published: 2009-04-14
Students Fail BMI Obesity Test
The school board in Gillette Wyoming decided to put kids BMI an indicator of obesity on their report cards - Published: 2008-04-12