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‘Whatever happens when kids are young is almost always irreversible’: These are the foods that will make your children obese

All around the world, child obesity rates are rising. In the Americas, 31 percent of children are now overweight or obese. In Europe, that number is …

Food Insecure Children Are More Likely To Be Obese

Hunger and obesity often go hand in hand.<p>It's a contradiction in the starkest terms. The nation's most food-insecure children are also at the greatest risk for childhood obesity, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association in September.<p>The study surveyed …

Children without gardens more likely to be obese

Youngsters who do not have a garden to play in are at greater risk of putting on excess weight which can bring a string of health problems<p>Children with no access to a garden between the ages of three and five are far more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach seven, a study showed.<p>…

Lack of garden access for young children increases risk of obesity by over a third

Children aged between three and five are more at risk of becoming obese by the time they reach the age of seven if they do not have access to a …

Children should play near 'risky' cliffs and water to tackle obesity, MPs claim

A new report recommends more 'potentially dangerous' play, including the possibility of getting lost, to tackle obesity and boost self-confidence in young people<p>Children should play near “potentially dangerous” hazards such as cliffs and water to give them a “feeling of thrill and excitement” and …

Mothers May Be Unwilling To Believe Their Children Are Obese

Parents should compare their children to growth charts, not to their friends at school.<p>(Reuters Health) – Many mothers are more willing to recognize their own obesity than to see it in their child, which could hinder the child from getting help to lose weight, researchers say.<p>The study team in …

Children 'should undergo yearly obesity MOT at school'

The National Obesity Forum is calling for annual weigh-ins at primary school in a bid to prevent children piling on the pounds<p>Children should be subject to yearly school weigh-ins as part of the war on obesity, experts have said.<p>Campaigners are complaining that while cars receive an annual MOT, and …

A third of children overweight when they leave primary school

Public Health England reveal figures showing child obesity hotspots<p>One in three children are now either overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, new figures show.<p>Figures by Public Health England (PHE) revealed a number of hotspots where it has become the norm for an …

Obese Children Who Reduce Sugar Intake Will See Improved Health Within Just 10 Days, Study Finds

Obese children who cut out sugar will see improvements to their health in just 10 days, a new study has found.<p>Even when children did not lose weight, …

Heart disease at age 8? Researchers find troubling signs in obese children.

The imaging tests left little room for doubt. They showed thickened heart muscles and increased muscle mass in the left ventricle — both signs of heart disease. But the troubling scans didn't belong to ailing adults. They belonged to obese children, some as young as 8.<p>"This was surprising and …

Parents of obese children should get healthy food vouchers, experts say

Parents of the one in three primary schoolchildren who are dangerously overweight should be given “healthy food vouchers” to encourage their offspring to eat more fruit and vegetables, public health experts have recommended.<p>The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) said the move would help tackle …

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US obesity epidemic: 40% of obese children show signs of heart disease

Children as young as eight-years-old in the US are showing strong signs of heart disease as a consequence of obesity. A review comparing 20 obese …

School Nutrition Group Flip-Flops on Protecting Children's Health

Five years ago, Congress passed a groundbreaking bipartisan bill that brought federally subsidized school breakfast, lunch and snack program requirements in line with the government's own dietary guidelines for the first time. Titled the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, it mandated replacing meals …

Antibiotic Treatment During Pregnancy May Lead to Obesity Risk for Child

Taking antibiotics during your second or third trimester may lead to your child's likelihood to develop obesity, new research shows.<p>A study published in the <i>International Journal of Obesity</i> evaluated 436 mother and child pairs and followed the children until they were 7 years old.<p>The study reports …

Poorer children more likely to be obese than a decade ago, report says

Rising food prices, low wages and cuts to social security benefits mean the poorest children are more likely to be obese than they were a decade ago when TV chef Jamie Oliver launched his healthy school dinners campaign, a report has found. Although the incidence of child obesity has fallen in the …

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Obese three-year-old becomes youngest child diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes used to be called 'mature onset' diabetes but more and more children are being diagnosed<p>A three-year-old girl has become the youngest person in the world to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after reaching 5½ stone.<p>The youngster from Texas, US, who has not been identified, was …

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Jeremy Hunt accused of obstructing MPs investigating child obesity

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of obstructing MPs investigating childhood obesity by refusing to give them access to a report undertaken by public health experts.<p>Dr Sarah Wollaston, Conservative chair of the health select committee, said at the start of public hearings on the issue: …

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The government just proposed a sea change to American diets — and one industry is furious

As part of the new recommendations, reported by The New York Times, the FDA also wants to change nutrition labels to differentiate between two kinds of sugar in food and drinks:<p>That which is <b>naturally occurring</b> (like the kind in a super-sweet peach or honey-crisp apple)<br>• That which is <b>added in the</b> …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

10 Signs You Have Exceptional Mental Strength | Inc.com

Just a few weeks ago here on Inc.com we published advice from psychotherapist Amy Morin laying out bad habits you need to break if you want to achieve incredible mental strength. But what if you read the list and were inspired to give your brain a workout, axing unhelpful thought patterns from your …

19 Healthy Foods That Can Make You Feel Gross

Swapping soda for a pressed juice. Choosing whole-wheat toast over white bread. Grabbing a fiber bar before a tough workout. These seem like smart, …

Top 7 fibromyalgia articles include focus on potential vitamin D, mineral deficiency

Many of the most read studies about fibromyalgia on Healio Rheumatology focused on vitamin D and mineral deficiencies, such as magnesium. Other areas …

Snapchat Makes People Happier Than Any Other Social Network

All those silly selfies paid off.<p>Does Instagram give you too much FOMO to function? Snapchat is here for you. A new study, published in the journal <i>Information, Communication & Society</i>, has found that Snapchat makes people happier than any other social network does.<p>Researchers from the University of …

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Why sugar is potentially as toxic as alcohol

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be …

You can't just wish Chronic Fatigue Syndrome away. I'm the terrible proof

Oxford research claiming exercise and positive thinking can treat ME may help some people, but the rest of us are still waiting to be taken seriously<p>I have suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for two years this month. If anyone had told me that overnight I would go from a highly active, …

15 Surprising Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

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8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

1 of 8<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we …