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Child Obesity Information and Related Health Issues Document List

Summary: Our library below features 86 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Childhood Obesity category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Childhood Obesity RSS feed.

Childhood Obesity Publications

U.S. School Meals Would Be Healthier if Compliant With American Nutrition Standards
Researchers report that aligning student meals to the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans would further support children's well-being and cut healthcare costs into adulthood.
Publish Date: 2023-07-31 - Updated: 2023-08-04

Link Between Child TV Time and Metabolic Syndrome
Study adds weight to the evidence that watching too much television as a child can lead to poor health in adulthood.
Publish Date: 2023-07-24

Child's Weight Has Little Effect on Mood and Behavioral Disorders
A study finds that childhood body mass index is unlikely to strongly affect children’s depression, anxiety, or ADHD symptoms when parents’ genetics are accounted for.
Publish Date: 2022-12-21 - Updated: 2023-01-03

How to Talk to a Teen About Their Weight
Patient and family perspectives on terms for obesity - when it comes to talking about body weight with teens, what words should parents use.
Publish Date: 2022-12-03 - Updated: 2023-01-03

Evaluation of Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program Examines Transdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program
Evaluation of Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program (I-TOPP) Examines Outcomes of Transdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program.
Publish Date: 2018-02-27

Majority of Parents Do Not Believe Their Child's BMI Report Card
53% of parents who receive their child's Body Mass Index report card do not believe it accurately categorizes their child as underweight, average weight, overweight, or obese.
Publish Date: 2018-02-14 - Updated: 2023-02-26

More Obese Children and Adolescents Than Underweight by 2022
New study by the Imperial College London and WHO reveals the World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by the year 2022.
Publish Date: 2017-10-11

Childhood Obesity - A Psychological Disorder?
In the study researchers use fMRI to investigate neural responses to food cues in overweight compared with lean adolescents.
Publish Date: 2017-08-22

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.
Publish Date: 2017-02-22

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.
Publish Date: 2016-12-09

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).
Publish Date: 2016-10-17 - Updated: 2021-04-30

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.
Publish Date: 2016-06-17 - Updated: 2020-10-10

Obesity NOT a Disability According to Most Doctors on SERMO
The vast majority of U.S. doctors disagree with European Union ruling claiming obesity is a disability, believing governments should invest in curbing, not enabling, the obesity epidemic.
Publish Date: 2015-01-15 - Updated: 2020-10-25

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.
Publish Date: 2014-11-20 - Updated: 2020-11-20

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.
Publish Date: 2014-07-10 - Updated: 2021-06-22

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.
Publish Date: 2014-03-21 - Updated: 2021-08-23

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.
Publish Date: 2012-11-08 - Updated: 2021-07-03

Childhood Obesity Calorie Calculator
Caloric Calculator for policymakers, school district administrators, and others to assess potential impact of health policy choices on childhood obesity.
Publish Date: 2012-08-15 - Updated: 2023-08-02

Managing Overeating in Children
Teaching children and parents how the environment tricks us into eating foods even when we are not hungry.
Publish Date: 2011-12-07 - Updated: 2021-11-16

Unhealthy Food Served in Children's Hospitals
Researchers assess food venues at 12 major children's hospitals in California and found there is room for improvement in offerings and practices.
Publish Date: 2011-12-01 - Updated: 2022-05-27

Americans Continue to Get Even Fatter
The vast majority of adults in America are overweight or obese and more than half suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions.
Publish Date: 2011-11-16 - Updated: 2021-11-27

Nag Factor Convinces Parents to Buy Unhealthy Food
Characters and logos prompt children to make repeated requests for a range of products including low nutritional foods and beverages.
Publish Date: 2011-08-15 - Updated: 2022-01-14

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.
Publish Date: 2011-08-02 - Updated: 2011-08-03

CFBAI Child Directed Food Advertising Agreement
Food and beverage companies who do the majority of advertising to children will follow uniform nutrition criteria for foods advertised to children.
Publish Date: 2011-07-15 - Updated: 2022-02-12

Childhood Obesity: Far More Than What Kids Eat
Scientists from a variety of disciplines have teamed up to examine factors that contribute to childhood obesity.
Publish Date: 2011-06-01 - Updated: 2022-03-19

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.
Publish Date: 2011-05-24

Tests to Diagnose Diabetes in Obese 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.
Publish Date: 2011-05-02 - Updated: 2022-04-11

Overweight Adolescents Often Lacking Vitamin D
New study has found that most obese adolescents are lacking in vitamin D.
Publish Date: 2011-04-29

Teen BMI Associated with Early 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.
Publish Date: 2011-04-06 - Updated: 2022-04-26

Time with Obesity Linked to Mortality
The research shows that the duration of obesity is a strong predictor of mortality.
Publish Date: 2011-03-21

Female Facebook Users Prone to Eating Disorders
The more time adolescent girls spend on Facebook, the more their chances of developing a negative body image and various eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and exaggerated dieting.
Publish Date: 2011-02-07 - Updated: 2022-06-15

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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-25

Making American School Cafeteria Lunches Smarter
School Nutrition Association New York conference shows the easiest way to lunchroom choices in school cafeterias.
Publish Date: 2010-10-23 - Updated: 2023-07-31

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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-01

Too Much TV, Video and Computer Making Teens Fatter
High levels of screen time observed in study underscore need for public health strategies to reduce overall screen time among youth.
Publish Date: 2010-09-20 - Updated: 2023-07-24

Childhood Viral Infection May be a Cause of Obesity
Children exposed to a particular strain of adenovirus were significantly more likely to be obese.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-09-17

School Lunches Linked to Childhood Obesity
With children going back to school, parents are concerned that their youngsters are staying fit and eating right, especially those who dine in a school cafeteria.
Publish Date: 2010-08-24 - Updated: 2023-07-31

Overweight American Children and Adolescents Becoming Fatter
Overweight American children and adolescents have become fatter over the last decade.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-07-21 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Tools Help Parents Understand Child's Risk of Obesity
Simple tools help parents understand a childs risk of obesity and make positive changes.
Publish Date: 2010-07-12 - Updated: 2016-09-23

Higher Risk of Reflux Disease in Extremely Obese Children
Extremely obese children have 40 percent higher risk of reflux disease of esophagus.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-05-25

Reducing Niacin Intake can Prevent Obesity
Obesity prevalence in US children and adolescents increased with increase of per capita niacin consumption.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-05-18

Link Between Obesity and Federal School Nutrition Programs
GSU professor finds link between obesity and federal school nutrition programs.
Publish Date: 2010-05-11 - Updated: 2023-07-31

Childhood Obesity and Sleep Patterns
Study finds inadequate sleep a risk factor for childhood obesity.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-04-12

Child Obesity Affecting Younger Children
This study is part of ongoing work to identify, prevent and treat childhood obesity through research, education and community programs.
Publish Date: 2010-03-18 - Updated: 2022-03-20

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.
Publish Date: 2010-02-09

Teenager Heart Disease Risk
Simple ways teens can combat high cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-01-26

Fast food Menus with Calorie Information
Fast food menus with calorie information lead to lower calorie selections for young children.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010-01-13

Psychotherapy Provides Obesity Prevention for Teenage Girls
Study to address dramatically increased rates of obesity in teenage children and adolescents.
Publish Date: 2009-12-15

Study Levels New Criticisms at Food Industry
Television advertising continues to contribute to epidemic levels of obesity.
Publish Date: 2009-12-14

Back Pain and Spinal Abnormalities in Overweight Children
Being overweight as a child could lead to early degeneration in the spine.
Publish Date: 2009-12-01 - Updated: 2010-11-07

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.
Publish Date: 2009-11-10

Intervention Program Helps Kids Eat Healthier
Intervention program helps children live healthier lives in fight against nations childhood obesity epidemic.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009-09-11 - Updated: 2013-06-04

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.
Publish Date: 2009-09-10 - Updated: 2010-07-12

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.
Publish Date: 2009-09-09 - Updated: 2014-01-05

Childhood Obesity: The Increasing Vascular Drama
The prevalence of childhood obesity in children has reached alarming levels even in developing countries.
Publish Date: 2009-08-31

Youth Exercise and Healthy Eating Habits
Public health concerns about obesity and how young women in their 20s consistently exercise less than young men.
Publish Date: 2009-08-23 - Updated: 2022-05-27

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.
Publish Date: 2009-08-08 - Updated: 2010-10-03

Risk Factors of Childhood Obesity
Researchers found that disordered eating habits among overweight youth are linked to specific tendencies for both males and females.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009-07-15 - Updated: 2010-07-12

Overweight Children Experience More Loneliness and Anxiety
Overweight children show signs of the negative consequences of obesity as early as kindergarten.
Publish Date: 2009-07-02 - Updated: 2010-11-07

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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2009-04-14 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Students Fail BMI Obesity Test
The school board in Gillette Wyoming decided to put kids BMI an indicator of obesity on their report cards.
Publish Date: 2008-04-12 - Updated: 2017-02-22

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