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Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

Chubby Baby = Obese Child?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

“Look at those cute little rolls of fat and chubby cheeks.” “It’s just baby-fat, he’ll grow out of it.” Common comments when people see a chubby baby. But, what was once thought of as a well-fed and healthy infant might prove to be just the opposite. (more…)

Childhood Obesity

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Everyone knows that obesity is on the rise and it is often beginning in childhood.  (more…)

Don’t Call My Kid Fat or Obese!

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Even though one in three American children are clinically obese, parents don’t like the words obese or fat used to describe their children. (more…)

Obese Children and Happiness

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Does obesity cause children to be unhappy or are unhappy children more likely to become obese?  The answer to that question is revealed in a new study released in the October issue of Pediatrics. (more…)

Family Routines Can Reduce Childhood Obesity

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I just read an article published in the journal Pediatrics which once again validated the importance of family routines.  In this study researchers from Ohio State University looked at household routines as they related to childhood obesity, an ever escalating problem. (more…)

Kids, Media & Obesity

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

A recent study in the July issue of Pediatrics looks at mounting research showing that a child’s media use may be linked to their body weight, not only due to the fact that they don’t get as much exercise if they are watching TV and using other media, but also due to other issues related to media exposure. (more…)

Family Dinners Help Fight Obesity

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Sadly, the problem with obesity in America does not seem to be going away, and is not even improving!! The latest data shows that adult obesity rates have risen in 23 states in 2009 and the trend seems to be continuing in 2010 & 2011. (more…)

Obese Children’s Poor Diet Linked to Heart Disease

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Obese children may not only experience the heartbreak of teasing, but also heart disease according to a new study. (more…)

Overweight Girls Start Periods At Earlier Age

Monday, March 21st, 2011

It’s nothing new that girls are getting younger and younger when they have their first period, but experts worry that the current obesity epidemic could be fueling that trend. (more…)

Exercise Improves Thinking Skills in Overweight Kids

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

When overweight, sedentary kids start to exercise regularly, their ability to think, to plan and even to do math improves, a new study suggests. (more…)