From 1980 to 2013, childhood obesity increased by 47.1 percent across the world, a far more rapid rate than that of adults, according to a study published online in The Lancet.
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May 28, 2014
May 27, 2014
In the spirit of Memorial Day, a group of retired United States military leaders have taken aim at a new enemy: the weakening of school nutrition standards.
May 19, 2014
Parents, don't be jealous that your young children get to take frequent naps while you're stuck working all day. Those naps could be helping prevent childhood obesity.
May 07, 2014
Since previous research has found a majority of overweight and obese youth maintain the same weight status throughout adulthood, the study has significant implications for the ongoing effort to prevent childhood obesity.
March 10, 2014
A new study finds that having a bedroom television leads to excessive weight gain in adolescents.
March 05, 2014
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 27, 2014
Advocates for child health have offered several guidelines for preschools and childcare providers designed to promote activity and good nutrition.
February 26, 2014
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 10, 2014
A review of existing research showed that roughly half of parents with overweight or obese children believe their children are at a healthy weight.
February 09, 2014
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.