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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Obesity in Children

High blood pressure during pregnancy poses serious risks to mothers and babies. It may also increase the risk for childhood obesity, a new study reports. Chinese researchers studied 88,406 mother-child pairs, with complete data on maternal blood pressure during pregnancy and multiple follow-ups between ages 4 and 7 for the children. About 10 percent of [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:32+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Obesity, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Disney Branded Non-Alcoholic Drinks Marketed to Children

A CONTROVERSIAL Disney branded product designed to look like champagne is still being marketed to children despite a company pledge to ban it. A RANGE of Disney branded non-alcoholic drinks that resemble champagne are being marketed in the UK and Europe despite the company pledging to ban such products from sale more than one year [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:09:10+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Obesity, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Is a Low-Carb Diet Safe for Kids?

Low-carbohydrate eating plans continue to be popular. And while there is no official definition of a low-carb diet, most advise curbing or eliminating some or all grains, fruits, legumes and vegetables. Preteens and adolescents may be particularly interested in trying carbohydrate-restricting diets due to the promised weight loss. Or, maybe an older relative is following [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:23:37+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Obesity|Tags: , |0 Comments

Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Both obesity and diabetes are epidemic health problems. Obesity affects about 12.7 million children and teens in the [...]

By | 2017-08-28T14:56:10+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Obesity|Tags: |0 Comments

Kids, Cash, and Snacks: What Motivates a Healthier Food Choice?

What determines how children decide to spend their cash on snacks? A new study shows that children's experience with money and their liking of brands influenced purchase decisions -- and that for some children, higher prices for unhealthy snacks might motivate healthier choices. The study is published in the journal Appetite. Besides parents, many actors such [...]

By | 2017-08-07T15:05:07+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Obesity, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Time For Our Children to Put Down the Devices and Participate in Sport

As too many of our youth spend more and more hours in a zombie-like trance on their video games and electronic devices, parents are beside themselves. Our kids don't want to exercise, let alone do their school work. A phone or computer screen is their best friend as they contact whoever knows who on the [...]

Cartoon Characters On Food Packaging Are Fuelling Australia’s Childhood Obesity Crisis

Cartoon characters on food packaging such as Kellogg's Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam are fuelling Australia's childhood obesity crisis and should be restricted, public health experts say. Researchers at the Obesity Policy Coalition surveyed 186 packaged foods with cartoon characters designed to lure children, and found 52 per cent were classified as unhealthy, based [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:40:51+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Obesity|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

One In Five School-aged Children In NSW Considered Overweight Or Obese

Australians need to reset their understanding of what is a normal weight, with more than one-in-five school aged children in New South Wales now considered overweight or obese, health experts say. New data indicates there is a disconnect within society about what is now considered a 'normal' weight, said Kerry Chant, chief health officer at [...]

By | 2017-05-22T13:21:51+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Categories: Obesity|Tags: , , |0 Comments