Childhood Obesity: Information & Health Concerns

Latest Childhood Obesity Publications

Understanding age-related changes could help prevent and treat obesity in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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.

88% of US doctors disagree with European Union ruling obesity as a disability, believing governments should invest in curbing, not enabling, the obesity epidemic.

Study shows almost a third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight, which can influence eating habits and health.

Study finds people with class III or extreme obesity have dramatic reduction in lifespan expectancy compared with people of normal weight.

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.

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.

Caloric Calculator for policymakers, school district administrators, and others to assess potential impact of health policy choices on childhood obesity.

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