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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…

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…

Heavier Newborns Much Likelier To Be Obese In Childhood, Study Finds

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Nov 15, 2017 … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A newborn’s weight out of the womb may follow them well into childhood, particularly when it comes to heavier babies, a new study finds.  Researchers at UVA Children’s Hospital in Virginia examined over 10,000 American children, some born prematurely and others born at term, from birth into their first years of school.…

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…

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.…

Harvard Study Reveals 5 Habits Moms Should Follow To Reduce Obesity Risk In Children

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Jun 26, 2019 … BOSTON — Obesity among American children has developed into a very real problem over the past few decades. An astounding 20% of U.S. children between the ages of six and 19 are classified as obese, putting them at a greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, or any number of other medical conditions later in life.…

Study: Drinking Artificially-Sweetened Beverages During Pregnancy Boosts Child’s Obesity Risk

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Jan 24, 2018 … WASHINGTON — Drinking a Diet Sprite while you’re pregnant won’t necessarily lead to obesity for your child, but it can be a serious risk factor in some cases, a recent study finds. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially-sweetened beverage a day…

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…

Study: Serving Water With School Lunches Could Save Billions, Lower Obesity Rate

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Nov 14, 2017 … CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Replacing unhealthy drinks with water in school lunches could help prevent over half a million American adolescents from becoming overweight or obese, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Illinois used the results of a program conducted in New York City elementary and middle schools from 2009 to 2013, in…

Sleep Quality Affects Children’s Eating Habits, Linked To Obesity

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Sep 15, 2018 … AUSTIN, Texas — Children who struggle to sleep soundly may battle eating issues and struggle to maintain a healthy weight over time, a recent study finds. Past research confirms that poor sleep can lead to obesity in adults, but when it comes to findings related to children, most studies center around how long children sleep,…

Obesity can alter the timing of puberty in young girls

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Feb 25, 2021 … DURHAM, N.C. — Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States. As of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly one in five children is obese. A new study finds this issue may also lead to developmental problems for girls entering adulthood. Researchers say obesity can throw off the timing…

Study: Less Than 1% of Preschoolers Get Recommended Exercise

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Sep 01, 2017 … CINCINNATI — Studying nearly 400 preschoolers, researchers found that over the course of a day only one child met guidelines set for preventing obesity. Established by the state of Maine and Harvard University to attempt to combat obesity and other health problems facing children, what’s known as the “5-2-1-0” guidelines “recommend children eat at least…

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…

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…

6 hours of physical activity weekly reverses obesity risk in screen-addicted kids

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Aug 11, 2021 … HELSINKI, Finland — It can sometimes seem like young children are now born with a smartphone in their hands. All the time youngsters spend sitting in front of a screen can raise their risk for obesity later on. Now, a new study by researchers in Finland finds getting about one hour of physical activity a day…

Passing more fast food restaurants on way to school won’t impact children’s weight, study concludes

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Jan 18, 2021 … FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Are your children destined for a “super-sized” future just because three new fast food restaurants opened up in town? Not necessarily, according to a new study. Researchers report the number of fast food locations on the route between a child’s home and school will not affect that child’s weight. It’s no secret…

Study: Obese Children Lose More Weight, Feel Less Anxious When Mindfulness Added To Diet

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Feb 13, 2020 … MEXICO CITY — Childhood obesity is linked to stress, but treatment strategies usually focus on diet and physical exercise. These strategies fail to address the mental health of the children. A new study from the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) finds that combining mindfulness-based therapy with dieting will make obese children less stressed and hungry…

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…

Childhood BMI linked to anorexia, bulimia later on among girls

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May 11, 2021 … COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Among adolescents, body image can be a very fragile thing. A new report finds eating disorders not only impact those trying to lose weight, but can also affect children who are already skinny. Researchers say girls with a low body mass index (BMI) early on in childhood may be at a high…

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…

Sugar & Spice: Do Junk Food Images On Children’s Clothing Influence Lifelong Eating Habits?

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Mar 11, 2020 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Images of pink and purple donuts, frosted cupcakes and ice cream cones delivered with cute sayings about being “sweet” dance before the eyes of other children on the fronts of T-shirts and sweaters. It’s fairly common to see our favorite junk foods splashed across everything from pillows to sleeping bags to…