Battle over America’s waistline: How obesity affects having children and their health
On one side are social forces behind a "fat acceptance" movement seeking to normalize obesity or at least reduce discrimination against the overweight. On the other is a growing body of evidence detailing the health risks associated with extra pounds.
End Your Child’s Self-Control Struggle with These Two Simple Words
Since I started blogging about childhood nutrition several years ago, I've consistently received the same question from parents. It typically centers around a child who eats a lot and is always hungry. Here's an example: My daughter is 5 years old and every time she eats she always has more than one serving at meal times.
Children of Obese Parents At Risk Of Developmental Delays, Says Study
Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, says the study, published in the journal Pediatrics. In the United States, an estimated one in five women is obese when they get pregnant, registering a body mass index above 30. The healthy average is between 18.5 and 24.9.
Obesity Risk Factors Tied To Screen Time For U.S. Teens
High schoolers who consumed a lot of TV and other screen-based devices had greater links to obesity risk factors, according to researchers. Five or more hours of any type of screen time was significantly associated with obesity among both boys and girls, where TV viewing was linked to 78% higher odds for obesity (1.40-2.27), while other device use was also associated with higher odds for obesity (aOR=1.43, 1.21-1.71), reported Erica L.
Mother’s Nutrition Pivotal For Healthy Child Growth
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Improving mothers' nutrition before and during pregnancy is pivotal to reducing child stunting in developing countries, researchers said on Tuesday, as a new study showed poor child growth often starts in the womb.
Autism Latest News & Updates: New Study Discovers The Prevalence Of Obesity Among Children And Teens With ASD
Obesity has long been a problem in the society, affecting more kids and teenagers. In the United States, one in six children and adolescents is reportedly obese. In a recent epidemiological study published online in Childhood Obesity, researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine found that children and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to be obese during adolescence compared to non-ASD kids.
Child Obesity Has Grown Unabated Since 1999, Study Finds
A handful of preliminary studies in recent years has raised hopes the epidemic of U.S. child obesity has stabilized or reversed. But new research finds continued growth in our kids' girth, suggesting that self-congratulation would be premature.