What is Childhood Obesity?
These are just numbers. More important is for parents to realize and protect
What is New in Childhood Obesity?
1. Why Do Otherwise Healthy Sportís Idols Advertise Unhealthy Food?Increasing amount of Unhealthy foods and beverages are being advertised in multi-million-dollar television and online sports forums. Do you know that these advertisements may be contributing to an already increasing obesity epidemic among children and adolescents in the U.S, asks a new study.Read More..
2. Childhood Obesity can be Corrected in the Womb ItselfA high-fat diet during pregnancy can increase the risk of a fatty liver in the fetus. This factor alone can predispose unborn babies to childhood obesity. Peter Nathanielsz, one of the lead investigators on the projects commented on the significance of the results: "This research is important as throughout the world over fifty percent of women of reproductive age are overweight or obese. Maternal obesity, combined with high fat, high sugar diets, makes it more likely that children will suffer from liver disease and face health problems such as obesity and heart disease later in life.‚ÄĚRead More..
Latest Publications and Research on Childhood ObesityAdipocytes Cause Leukemia Cell Resistance to L-Asparaginase via Release of Glutamine. - Published by PubMed
Private Governance, Public Purpose? Assessing Transparency and Accountability in Self-Regulation of Food Advertising to Children. - Published by PubMed
The Controversy Over Pediatric Bariatric Surgery : An Explorative Study on Attitudes and Normative Beliefs of Specialists, Parents, and Adolescents With Obesity. - Published by PubMed
Targeting childhood obesity in schools: an examination of the stability and utility of the Value Added Index. - Published by PubMed
Parent Perceptions of Neighborhood Safety and Children's Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Obesity: Evidence from a National Longitudinal Study. - Published by PubMed