Breastfeeding has previously been thought to prevent against obesity in babies and in children.
More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) are obese today and 17 percent of children are obese. A health group warned in a report Thursday that if American's don't start eating healthier and getting more exercise, half of the nation will be obese by 2030.
According to a new government report, children are consuming less calories per day today than they did in 1999. Boys and girls are also choosing more protein rich and muscle building options over carbohydrate loaded ones. However, the report also revealed that certain racial and ethnic groups' numbers remained stagnant over the years.
While children belonging to minority and lower economic classes are known to be the most likely to be obese, new data suggests that things may have taken a turn for the good, with data showing a slight decrease in the rate of obesity among such children. It was earlier reported that the rate of extreme obesity kept rising among in preschoolers from the years 1998 to 2003. However, now it seems that the situation is under control and the data indicates decreased rate of obesity in 2010.
Children's obesity is a concern for many parents these days, leaving them clueless as to how to strike a perfect balance feeding their child a healthy food, and not overfeeding them either.
There must hardly be anyone who does not get tempted by delicious images of tasty food shown on television. While this seems perfectly normal for everyone irrespective of their body mass, a new research suggests that obese children may be more vulnerable to such advertisements. Childhood obesity is a growing concern among doctors and researchers.
A new study suggests that it is the physical activity, rather than the diet, which makes a huge difference in determining the weight of children. The study results are an analysis of the new data from the Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) longitudinal study. According to lead researcher Professor Richard Telford from the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and the Clinical Trials Unit at The Canberra Hospital, the new study provides one of the strongest evidences so far in the debate on how to tackle 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.
Meals cooked at home are the best, for they are low on calories and high in their nutrient content. A new study reveals that those eating food outside tend to consume more calories than those who stick to home-cooked food. Since children and adolescents, compared to adults, are more likely to eat outside at either fast food or full-service restaurants, they are more likely to have poorer nutrient-intake, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago in their study examined calorie intake, diet quality and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, particularly soda, on days when youngsters ate out as compared to days they did not.
A new study suggests that obese children eat more food because their taste buds aren't sharp enough, and to get the same taste hit, they end up eating more. Scientists from the Charité University Hospital in Berlin compared obese children to those of normal weight and found that the taste buds of obese children were less sensitive, which blunted their ability to distinguish all five tastes of bitter, sweet, salty, sour and umami - savoury. Hence, it is to compensate for the lack of taste sensation that they end up gorging on more food, Mail Online reported.
So here is yet another reason why you shouldn't fight with your spouse. The stress you are taking upon yourself is making your child fat! At least that's what a new study suggests.
"Eat your food" is a common parental demand that to most just signifies the desire to ensure your child is in fact eating and perhaps, even more likely, a subtle plea to get the child to be quiet for at least a few minutes.