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April 07, 2014

How Much Does Childhood Obesity Cost Over a Child's Lifetime?

The lifetime medical cost of an obese child compared to a normal-weight child who maintains a normal weight through adulthood ranges from $16,310 to $19,350, suggests a study published in the journal Pediatrics.

March 31, 2014

Greater Muscular Strength Tied to Lower Cardiometabolic Risk in Youths

Teenagers with greater muscular strength have a lower overall risk of developing cardiometabolic problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

March 05, 2014

Active Video Games Found to Benefit Youths' Weight, Physical Activity

When integrated into a pediatric weight-management program, active video games have a positive effect on the amount of physical activity and weight of overweight and obese children, according to a new study.

February 26, 2014

Youth-Obesity Rate Plunged by 43 Percent Over Past Decade, CDC Finds

Based on data from the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the prevalence of obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years decreased from 14 percent in 2003-04 to just over 8 percent in 2011-12.

February 09, 2014

Parents Tend to Underestimate Their Children's Weight, Analysis Finds

Roughly half of parents worldwide with overweight or obese children believe their children are a healthy weight, according to a meta-analysis published online in the journal Pediatrics.

January 21, 2014

Miami Heat, Michelle Obama Provide Healthy-Eating Tips for Youths

During the Miami Heat's visit to the White House, team members joined with Michelle Obama to film a PSA on healthy eating.

January 08, 2014

'Let's Move?' Most Teens Say 'No Thanks'

Just one in four teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 engaged in the recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 2012.

November 27, 2013

Regular Breaks From Sedentary Time Found to Improve Children's Health

Children who frequently take breaks from sedentary time could have lower levels of cardiometabolic risk, a new study suggests.

November 19, 2013

'Substantial' Declines Found in Children's Cardiovascular Fitness Worldwide

Across the world, children are approximately 15 percent worse off in terms of cardiovascular fitness than their parents were back when they were young.

November 05, 2013

Study: Telemedicine Can Help Rural Doctors Manage Childhood Obesity

Participation in an online learning network can help rural physicians improve their adherence to childhood-obesity-prevention guidelines, a study suggests.

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