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Obesity Link to Depression and Anxiety in University of Newcastle Research

The rise in cases of obesity and mental illness has coincided, suggesting the two may be linked, a University of Newcastle researcher says. “There is substantial overlap between addictive eating with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression,” Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics Tracy Burrows said. Dr Burrows said mental-health disorders including depression [...]

By |2018-06-07T19:40:40+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Obesity|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Experts Encourage Exercise to Protect Against Depression

What’s your one hour a week? The Black Dog Institute is challenging Australians to complete at least one hour of physical activity a week to help improve their physical and mental health as part of ‘Exercise Your Mood’ week, until May 6, 2018. The campaign follows a recent study led by the Black Dog Institute [...]

Dentists Plead to Reduce Children’s Sugar Intake

Dentists are pleading with parents to cut the amount of sugar in their children's lunch boxes, as figures show NSW is in the grips of a child tooth decay crisis. More than 100 children are having multiple rotting teeth extracted, filled and capped under general anaesthetic each week, the latest NSW hospitalisation data shows. Tooth [...]

By |2018-01-29T16:22:13+00:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Obesity, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Obesity|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments