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Fat children do not necessarily become fat adults
Most fat adults are not overweight as children, concludes a study in this week's BMJ, casting doubt on the widespread popular belief that fat children become fat adults. (2001-11-29)

Achievement of meaningful impacts on childhood obesity requires more than single interventions
Childhood obesity is one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century. Worldwide, there has been a more than ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity in the past four decades, increasing from 5 million girls in 1975 to 50 million in 2016, and from 6 million to 74 million boys, according to a new global analysis of trends in child and adolescent obesity in 200 countries, published in The Lancet. (2017-10-10)

Factors during pregnancy may affect early childhood weight
In a study published in Pediatric Obesity, a child's high and increasing body mass index between ages two and six years was strongly associated with pre-pregnancy obesity and overweight in the child's mother; modestly associated with maternal type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes that required medication, and excessive weight gain during pregnancy; and slightly associated with breastfeeding for six months or less. (2019-11-06)

Obesity-linked conditions are projected to rise sharply in children
Researchers' global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven effective at changing current trends. (2016-10-08)

Childhood obesity link to parents
The relationships between children and their parent of the same gender in the earliest years of life could be the key to understanding why some young people become obese and others do not, new research conducted by the EarlyBird Diabetes Study has shown. (2009-07-13)

Obese preschoolers have 60 percent higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children
Obese children aged 2-5 years old are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital and have 60 percent higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children, a study by the University of Sydney's School of Public Health has found. Published today in Obesity journal, this is the first study to reveal the higher direct health care costs of obesity in preschool aged children compared with those of normal weight. (2016-07-06)

Mass media linked to childhood obesity
A task force from the European Academy of Paediatrics and the European Childhood Obesity Group has found evidence of a strong link between obesity levels across European countries and childhood media exposure. (2017-11-22)

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. (2010-07-07)

Fathers' involvement may help prevent childhood obesity
Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity. (2017-06-21)

Study uncovers genetic variations linked with common childhood obesity
A new study uncovers multiple genetic variations associated with common childhood obesity. The research, published by Cell Press on Oct. 14 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, is likely to guide future studies aimed at characterizing the affected genes and unraveling the complex biology that underlies childhood obesity. (2010-10-14)

Childhood obesity causes lasting damage to the body
Obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, a new study in the journal Obesity Reviews reveals. (2017-05-30)

When does obesity become a child protection issue?
Childhood obesity alone is not a child protection concern, nor is failure to control weight. But consistent failure to change lifestyle and engage with outside support indicates neglect, particularly in younger children, say experts in a paper published on today. (2010-07-15)

Pregnant women who are overweight put their infants at risk
A new article published in the journal Nursing for Women's Health finds that obesity in pregnant women is associated with pregnancy complications, birth defects, as well as a greater risk of childhood and adult obesity in infants born to obese mothers. (2010-01-20)

Breastfeeding associated with lower risk of childhood obesity
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. (2002-06-06)

Childhood overweight linked to severe obesity as an adult
Childhood overweight is associated with a significantly higher risk of severe obesity in adulthood, according to a recent study. The study findings demonstrate the importance of childhood overweight as a risk for severe obesity and mortality over the life course. However, overweight children who did not become severely obese as adults were not at greater risk of mortality. (2003-04-10)

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. (2005-10-13)

Community-based programs may help prevent childhood obesity
When it comes to confronting childhood obesity, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conclude that community-based approaches are important. A systematic review of childhood obesity prevention programs found that community-based intervention programs that incorporate schools and focus on both diet and physical activity are more effective at preventing obesity in children. (2013-06-17)

Women who were physically abused during childhood more likely to be obese
Women with a history of childhood physical abuse are more likely to become obese adults, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. Results indicate that women who were physically abused in childhood were more likely to be obese than women from non-abusive homes. (2013-08-13)

Penn State to focus on obesity prevention training
Sustainable, comprehensive and problem-based training to prevent child obesity will now be possible thanks to a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Agriculture. (2011-05-04)

Effect of maternal glycemia on childhood obesity and metabolic dysfunction
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in San Diego, researchers will report on the impact of maternal glycemia on childhood obesity and metabolic dysfunction. (2015-02-01)

Study sheds new light on link between birth weight, obesity, and childhood growth
Boys who are light at birth, but then grow rapidly during childhood, are more likely to be obese as adults, is just one of the findings from a large study in this week's BMJ. These potentially complex interrelationships may hold the key to effective preventive strategies. (2001-12-06)

Kids' weighty issues tackled at obesity and eating disorder conference
Health professionals from across Australia will meet in Brisbane tomorrow at a University of Queensland conference focused on prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and eating disorders. (2008-10-09)

Study links childhood obesity to maternal well-being
A Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati study to be presented on Monday, October 8, shows that if efforts to prevent childhood obesity are to be successful, the well-being of mothers needs to be addressed. The study shows that both maternal depression and maternal obesity affect the amount of time their preschool children watch television. Excessive TV watching has been linked to childhood obesity. (2001-10-08)

Study shows childhood obesity the major risk factor for serious hip disease
New research suggests that rising childhood obesity rates are causing more adolescents to develop a debilitating hip disease requiring urgent surgery. (2018-10-22)

Women and black Americans more likely to face severe adult obesity
A multi-national study led by experts at Cincinnati Children's shows how adult severe obesity risk rates vary by sex, race and other factors identifiable in childhood. (2019-10-09)

Over a lifetime, childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child
Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child, according to an analysis led by researchers at the Duke Global Health Institute and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. (2014-04-07)

New findings on stigma, treatment of childhood obesity
The nation's foremost experts in childhood and adolescent obesity are presenting the latest findings on this growing epidemic during Obesity: The Public Health Conference, Nov© 8-9 at Washington's Georgetown University Conference Center© Presentations from physicians and other health officials from such prominent institutions as Harvard, Stanford, CDC, NIH are making new presentations on the stigma, causes, prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity© (2001-10-30)

Doubt cast on routine screening to pick up overweight and obese schoolchildren
Primary schoolchildren should not be routinely screened for obesity and overweight in the absence of effective treatment, finds research in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2007-04-23)

Poor coordination in childhood is linked to obesity in later life
Poor physical control and coordination in childhood are linked to an increased risk of obesity in later life, suggests a study published on today. (2008-08-12)

New intervention program promotes healthy dietary choices during infancy
Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, shows that teaching first-time mothers to feed their babies (2010-07-13)

Kindergarten weight strong indicator of childhood obesity
A recent study by researchers from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health suggests that development of new childhood obesity cases, or incidence, is largely established by kindergarten. The study showed that overweight kindergarteners were four times as likely as normal-weight children to become obese by the 8th grade. (2014-01-29)

Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity
Aerobic exercise might be a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity. (2016-05-24)

Gut bacteria is key factor in childhood obesity
New information published by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity. (2019-10-02)

Overeating learned in infancy, study suggests
Research shows that clinical obesity at 24 months of age strongly traces back to infant feeding patterns. (2013-05-22)

Childhood obesity? School food service personnel say NIMBY
A Penn State survey of a group of Pennsylvania school food service personnel revealed that the respondents perceived childhood obesity as a national U.S. problem but not in their own school. (2003-10-27)

Study from England shows no garden access for young children linked to childhood obesity later in childhood
A study of 6,467 children from England -- presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Stockholm -- shows that no access to a garden at age 3-5 years is linked to an increased risk developing obesity by age 7 years. (2015-09-15)

Pattern of association between toddler self-regulation, kindergarten obesity risk
Obesity is among the long-term adult health consequences associated with poor self-regulation during childhood. This study of a nationally representative group of U.S. children suggests the pattern of an association between levels of toddler self-regulation and risk for obesity at kindergarten age differs between boys and girls. (2018-07-16)

Convenience leads to corpulence
Two of the biggest influences on children -- parents and schools -- may unintentionally contribute to childhood obesity. That's the observation of Susan Terwilliger, clinical as­sociate professor in the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University, who studies the problem. (2011-04-05)

Efforts to tackle obesity should begin in early childhood
Many British children are both overweight and obese before they start school, claim researchers from Glasgow and Bristol in this week's BMJ. (1999-10-15)

Study links child obesity at age 9-11 years to gestational diabetes in mother
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. The study is by Dr. Gang Hu, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, La., USA, and colleagues. (2016-08-11)

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