Tag Archive: Obesity

Mar
17

Birth of a sibling may decrease risk of obesity

Having a younger sibling before first grade may decrease the risk of a child becoming overweight or obese, suggested a new study published online March 11 in Pediatrics. Rana H. Mosli, PhD, from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, noted that children who experienced the birth of a sibling between ages 24 and …

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Oct
19

When a pregnant woman has gestational diabetes

When a pregnant woman has gestational diabetes, her unborn child tends to react more slowly to sounds after the mother consumes sugary foods or drinks compared to the offspring of a woman without the disorder, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The findings suggest that mother’s metabolism can …

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May
23

Children who are stunted are more likely to be at risk of overweight and obesity than children of normal height

Children who are stunted are more likely to be at risk of overweight and obesity than children of normal height, suggested a new study among 2- to 5-year-olds presented at the 2015 European Congress on Obesity.

Mar
14

Excessive pregnancy weight gain is associated with greater overall and abdominal body fat in children and obesity at age seven suggests a new study published online in the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition.

Excessive pregnancy weight gain is associated with greater overall and abdominal body fat in children and obesity at age seven suggests a new study published online in the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition. Excessive pre-pregnancy weight gain was associated with an increased risk of childhood obesity of approximately 300 percent.

Aug
31

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are associated with an increased risk of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents, suggests a study published online August 26 in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

May
13

A study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS)

A study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting has revealed that pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to sit in front of the TV while feeding their infant. The study also pointed that turning the TV off during mealtimes could help prevent childhood obesity and needs to be …

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Dec
20

Obesity increases the risk of spontaneous preterm birth

Obesity is a well–established risk factor for medically–indicated preterm delivery. A population–based cohort study from Sweden including over 1.5 million singleton deliveries confirmed that overweight and obese women were not only at increased risk for medically–indicated preterm deliveries at all gestational ages, but also observed a significant dose–response relationship between severity of obesity and risk …

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Aug
17

Childhood Obesity Increases The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Childhood obesity not only increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in later life but also is linked to cardiovascular damage before adulthood, according to a review of evidence published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology by Angela Devlin, PhD, and colleagues at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Clinical evidence is …

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Jul
16

Spanking in childhood tied to adult obesity and heart disease

Children who were punished physically had higher risks for cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and obesity in adulthood, researchers found. (Source: Medpage Today)  

Jul
06

Obesity in childhood linked to later migraine

Data come from the Muscatine Study, an ongoing population-based longitudinal cohort study that began in 1970 show that obesity in childhood is not only a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adulthood, it also boosts risks for migraine later in life. (Source: Medscape)

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