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2014-04-23 23:01:38

Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by brothers Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, took part in the Spring Community Day celebration on April 15, 2014, at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Hospital administration is grateful for the support of this quarterly event that provides a much needed opportunity for joyful fun to the hospital’s pediatric patients and their families. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian...

2014-04-18 11:27:46

Weight gain in children after they have their tonsils removed (adenotonsillectomy) occurs primarily in children who are smaller and younger at the time of the surgery, and weight gain was not linked with increased rates of obesity. About 500,000 children in the United States have their tonsils removed each year. The childhood obesity rate prompted reevaluation of the question of weight gain after adenotonsillectomy. The authors reviewed medical records and the final study consisted of...

2014-04-17 23:01:47

Research conducted at Rush University Medical Center suggests that short sleep duration may increase a child’s risk of obesity in low-income households. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests that short sleep duration may increase a child’s risk of obesity in low-income households. And, the link between sleep duration and children’s weight status can be traced back to aspects of the home environment....

Childhood Obesity Increases Financial Stress
2014-04-07 09:06:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to the increased risk for medical issues such as diabetes, childhood obesity can increase financial stress on a family. According to a new study published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, childhood obesity costs about $19,000 per child when considering lifetime medical costs compared to those for a child with a healthy weight. This cost of obesity reaches about $14 billion, when multiplied by the number of obese...

2014-04-02 23:25:41

Higher priced fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in at-risk children from two to five years of age. Profs. Morrissey and Jacknowitz conclude that policies aimed at reducing the costs of fresh fruits and vegetables may be effective in promoting healthy weight outcomes among young children which in turn could have a positive effect on their longer term health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Does the price of a banana weigh in on a child’s...

2014-04-01 23:30:34

Thirty-Day All-Ages Fitness Challenge Puts Childhood Obesity on the Firing Line Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 If you see a Capital Metro bus with “Million Mile Month®” on the side, watch Mayor Lee Leffingwell's endorsement on YouTube (http://bit.ly/1gN1Z5b), or catch a glimpse of the crowd gathering at City Hall Plaza to kick off the program on April 1, know this: April is Million Mile Month; get registered and get moving (https://MillionMileMonth.org). “Million Mile...

2014-04-01 15:26:21

Many studies have focused on the influence of breast-feeding on child health. From analysis of data from the ELANCE cohort, Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera, former researcher at Inserm and her co-workers in the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN) have shown that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age. Researchers also emphasise that nutritional intake at the age of 2 years are critical in providing this beneficial effect. The results of the...

2014-04-01 14:33:26

Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. Until recently, treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming. But a recent research study appearing this month in Pediatrics by Paul M. Gordon, Ph.D., professor and chair...

2014-03-31 10:04:31

One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP), a particular problem in children because research has found that high BP in children usually follows them into adulthood, carrying with it a wide range of possible negative consequences. Even modest elevations in the BP of adolescents, according to recent research, can pose cardiovascular problems later in life. A systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies of the effect of child obesity...

Excessive TV Time Can Lead To Poor Dietary Choices And Cardiovascular Risks For Kids
2014-03-31 04:46:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Middle school students who watch at least two hours of television per day are more likely to experience cardiovascular disease risk factors than those spending an equal amount of time surfing the Internet or playing video games, according to a new study backed by the Project Healthy Schools (PHS) program. The study, which was presented during the American College of Cardiology's (AAC) 63rd Annual Scientific Sessions, found that...