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Study: Poor diet, not less exercise, is main cause of childhood obesity

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Aug 25, 2020 … WACO, Texas — The coronavirus pandemic is keeping many children inside, adding to the perception that Americans kids don’t get enough exercise. Despite a more sedentary lifestyle, a study finds children from remote Amazonian tribes burn just as many calories as the average American youngster. According to Baylor University, this challenges current theories about the…

Alarming Study Shows COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Worsened Childhood Obesity

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Jun 04, 2020 … New research shows obese or overweight are children eating an extra meal and more junk food daily. Participants are also sleeping longer and spending up to five more hours staring at screens. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Children who were already obese or overweight before the emergence of COVID-19 have likely seen their physical condition worsen over the…

Study: Watching television worst habit for kids when it comes to childhood obesity

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Dec 21, 2019 … BARCELONA — Parents have long feared allowing their children to stay in front of the TV for too long, and now a new study seems to be validating some of those concerns. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) examined how closely several common lifestyle habits were associated with childhood weight gains and obesity.…

Alarming study finds childhood obesity may cause brain damage

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Nov 25, 2019 … CHICAGO — Childhood obesity is associated with a number of adverse complications, ranging from serious physiological conditions like diabetes or heart disease, to psychological stress caused by negative self-image or poor performance in physical activities. However, a new study finds that childhood obesity may even cause brain damage, affecting the areas of children’s brains in control…

Appetite genes control how quickly infants grow — may reveal obesity treatment

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Mar 22, 2022 … BERGEN, Norway — Newborn babies epitomize the phrase “good things come in small packages.” These little bundles of joy grow quickly, however, at rates unseen across any other period of the human lifespan. Now, researchers from the University of Bergen say this amazing growth spurt has a lot to do with our genes controlling appetite. Study…

Back to school: Getting kids back into classrooms can help prevent obesity

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Sep 03, 2021 … ORLANDO, Fla. — As fall arrives and parents are ramping up to send their children back to school, a new study reveals returning to the daily classroom routine can also help kids avoid becoming overweight. Researchers from the University of Central Florida find, especially in the wake of COVID-19 and remote learning, having a structured schedule…

Insulin levels, BMI in childhood can predict mental illness later in life

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Jul 17, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, England — A study on childhood insulin levels shows that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Researchers at the University of Cambridge reveal that persistently high insulin levels in mid-childhood are tied to the development of psychosis in adulthood. The study also finds an increase in body mass…

High-fat diet in childhood may lead to mental problems, Alzheimer’s in adulthood

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Nov 20, 2020 … ZURICH — Not that parents these days need more reasons to provide their children with healthy diets, but an alarming report certainly ups the ante. A recent study on mice finds that a fat-filled diet depletes a child’s brain of an important protein and can lead to debilitating mental and memory conditions in adulthood, including Alzheimer’s. The…

Poor nutrition in childhood linked to 8-inch height gap between nations!

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Nov 09, 2020 … LONDON — A new study is illustrating just how important a balanced, healthy diet is during childhood. Researchers from Imperial College London examined the height and weight of millions of school-aged kids from all over the world. Their analysis shows a staggering 20 centimeter (7.9 inches) height difference between adolescents of the same age living in…

Study: A Troubled Childhood Linked To Serious Heart Problems Years Later

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May 05, 2020 … EVANSTON, Ill. — No one’s past is perfect, but we all push forward toward a better tomorrow. Some, though, had a tougher past than others. When awful events like childhood neglect or trauma happen, it can take years before that person is able to mentally move on. Now, a new study finds that a dysfunctional or…

The True Price Of Extra Pounds? Study Claims Obesity Accelerates Effects Of Aging

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Feb 27, 2020 … MONTREAL — For all of modern medicine’s awe inspiring advancements over the past few decades, there’s still no getting around the simple fact that we’re all growing just a little bit older each day. The hands of time wait for no one, but according to a new study conducted at Concordia University, those hands are moving…

Mind’s best friend: Hanging with dogs in childhood may prevent schizophrenia

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Dec 19, 2019 … BALTIMORE — Dogs tend to be ultra protective of their human counterparts, and according to a new study, it turns out they even have a protective effect on our brains! According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, spending time with dogs as a child lowers one’s chances of developing schizophrenia as an adult. If any cat…

Obesity behind alarming rise in cancer as obese people outnumber smokers two to one in U.K.

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Jul 11, 2019 … LONDON — Could that extra serving of ice cream or bag of chips be just as harmful as a pack of cigarettes? Researchers have discovered that obese people outnumber smokers in the United Kingdom by a two-to-one ratio. On the bright side, this means that less and less people are smoking. However, obesity is causing higher rates…

Obesity linked to alarming uptick in cancer among young adults, study finds

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Jun 19, 2019 … CLEVELAND — A cancer diagnosis at any age is a tragedy, but developing the disease at a younger age is an especially awful occurrence. Unfortunately, many cancers that were once prevalent among individuals aged 50 or older are now being detected more and more in younger individuals, especially for those battling weight issues. New research out…

Regular bedtime for preschoolers reduces odds of obesity, study says

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Jan 26, 2018 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — They’re two of the most dreaded words for young children, but potentially among the most important: It’s bedtime! A recent study shows that keeping a regular schedule when it comes to sleep (and other daily routines) may help young children regulate their emotions, and consequently, avoid obesity later in childhood. Researchers from the…