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Breastfeeding Associated With Lower Risk Of Childhood Obesity (p 2003)
Authors of a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET conclude that breastfed infants could have a 30% reduced risk of childhood obesity compared with children who were given formula milk in infancy. Breastfeeding has been proposed for protection against obesity later in life, but the evidence is inconclusive. John Reilly and colleagues from the University of Glasgow, and the Child... View News Article (2002-06-05)

9th International Congress on Obesity: information for the media
9th International Congress on Obesity August 24-29 2002 S'£o Paulo, Brazil Obesity is headline news almost every day of the week. Legal actions against junk food, talk of a "fat tax", rising levels of childhood obesity worldwide with the new added complication of type 2 diabetes emerging in youngsters, along with increasing pressure on the health and medical authorities worldwide to take... View News Article (2002-07-29)

Obesity may be declining among preschool-aged children living in low-income families
Obesity and extreme obesity in childhood, which are more prevalent among minority and low-income families, have been associated with other cardiovascular risk factors, increased health care costs, and premature death. View News Article (2012-12-27)

Time lived with obesity linked with mortality
Monash University researchers have found the number of years individuals live with obesity is directly associated with the risk of mortality. View News Article (2011-03-22)

Obesity is associated with brain's neurotransmitters
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain.  View News Article (2015-03-05)

'Belly fat' linked to development of asthma
Belly fat, known clinically as central obesity, has been linked to the development of asthma in a new study. View News Article (2011-09-26)

Big and fast growing infants at greater risk of later obesity
Large infants, and those who grow rapidly during the first two years of life, are at increased risk of obesity in childhood and adulthood, a study published online by the BMJ today (14 October 2005) has found. View News Article (2005-10-14)

Inactivity 'no contributor' to childhood obesity epidemic
A new report from the EarlyBird Diabetes Study suggests that physical activity has little if any role to play in the obesity epidemic among children. Obesity is the key factor behind diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. View News Article (2010-07-08)

5 regular meals a day reduce obesity risk among adolescents
A regular eating pattern may protect adolescents from obesity, according to a Finnish population-based study with more than 4,000 participants. When eating five meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks - a day, even those with a genetic predisposition to obesity had no higher body mass index (BMI) than their controls. View News Article (2013-10-04)

Managing and preventing obesity in Canadian adults and children
With 59% of Canadian adults being overweight and 23% being obese, plus the disturbing increase in childhood obesity, it is clear that obesity is a major individual and public health issue in Canada. View News Article (2007-04-10)

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