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Childhood Obesity: Information & Health Concerns Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Childhood Obesity category. Though topics may have since been updated they are listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

  1. Trend Reversal in Childhood Obesity - BMI Decline in 8 Yr Old Boys
    Study reveals the percentage of boys suffering from overweight or obesity has decreased to their lowest levels since the early 1990s - Published: 2017-02-22
  2. Higher Childhood BMI May Affect Cognitive Function in Midlife
    Association between cumulative life course burden of high-ranked body mass index (BMI), and cognitive function in midlife - Published: 2016-12-09
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Overweight Adolescents Often Lacking Vitamin D
    New study has found that most obese adolescents are lacking in vitamin D - Published: 2011-04-29
  23. 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
  24. Time with Obesity Linked to Mortality
    The research shows that the duration of obesity is a strong predictor of mortality - Published: 2011-03-21
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. School Lunches Linked to Childhood Obesity
    USDA-backed study finds federal school lunches linked to childhood obesity - Published: 2010-08-24
  40. Overweight American Children and Adolescents Becoming Fatter
    Overweight American children and adolescents have become fatter over the last decade - Published: 2010-08-18
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. Link Between Obesity and Federal School Nutrition Programs
    GSU professor finds link between obesity and federal school nutrition programs - Published: 2010-05-11
  53. Childhood Obesity and Sleep Patterns
    Study finds inadequate sleep a risk factor for childhood obesity - Published: 2010-05-04
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. Child Obesity Affecting Younger Children
    Extreme childhood obesity is affecting more children at younger ages - Published: 2010-03-18
  57. 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
  58. Teenager Heart Disease Risk
    Simple ways teens can combat high cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease - Published: 2010-02-02
  59. 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
  60. Fast food Menus with Calorie Information
    Fast food menus with calorie information lead to lower calorie selections for young children - Published: 2010-01-25
  61. 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
  62. Psychotherapy Provides Obesity Prevention for Teenage Girls
    Study to address dramatically increased rates of obesity in teenage children and adolescents - Published: 2009-12-15
  63. Study Levels New Criticisms at Food Industry
    Television advertising continues to contribute to epidemic levels of obesity - Published: 2009-12-14
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. Intervention Program Helps Kids Eat Healthier
    Intervention program helps children live healthier lives in fight against nations childhood obesity epidemic - Published: 2009-09-26
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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


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