The brain tumor of Alexis Shapiro who has hypothalamic obesity has shrunk by half after going through a proton radiation therapy. The teenage girl has faced an extreme weight gain because of her first brain surgery, and now she is trying to get back the life she lost.
Children of obese parents may have an increased risk of developmental delays, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that children were more likely to be overweight or obese if their parents commonly restricted foods. While children who were pressured to finish their meals were largely of normal weight, this attitude had adverse affects on those children's eating habits as they grew older.
Four new genes and increased rare structural variations in genetic material have been linked to severe childhood obesity.
With the rising number of obese children and increasing evidence of obesity causing health issues in children, scientists around the world are constantly working to find the various factors that may be responsible for childhood obesity. A new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Centre suggests that children left at daycare on a regular basis are 50 percent more likely to be overweight as compared to those who stayed at home with their parents.
A new study suggests that more than half of the children in Australia are consuming too much sugar.