obesity in children

Obesity prevention doesn’t have to be expensiveObesity can be a difficult—and costly—issue to manage, but there is new evidence to help make interventions to fight obesity more effective and less expensive.
Does asthma contribute to childhood obesity? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine that looked at whether asthma in childhood contributed to the development of childhood obesity.
Overweight is not treated in children hospitalized with asthmaA retrospective record review for youngsters admitted with asthma to a Midwestern children’s hospital revealed that overweight and obesity were underrecognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated.
More time spent standing in school reduces BMIChildren who spent 2 consecutive years in classrooms outfitted with desks at which they worked standing (or while sitting on a stool) had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than their peers in classrooms with traditional standard desks, a recent study reported.
Does a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages work?A study conducted in Berkeley, California, the first US jurisdiction to implement an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), found that consumption of SSBs decreased 21% in that city after the tax was imposed.
Diabetes: Are we underestimating its prevalence?A new report shatters earliest estimates that just 0.25% of teens have diabetes, placing that figure closer to 1% plus an estimated 17.7% with prediabetes.
Long-term impact of breastmilk on preterm babiesWhat are the long-term benefits of breastmilk for preterm babies? Also, a first-of-its-kind study looks at maternal folate levels and BMI and the role they play in the child's risk of obesity. Plus: What are the adverse neonatal outcomes of untreated depression in the mother?
Prescribing preventionThe Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program began with the testimonials of the families enrolled in the childhood weight management clinic I had started in my community health center in 2006.
Does ovary removal increase colorectal cancer risk?Do sex hormone level changes from ovary removal increase colorectal cancer risk? Plus: The CDC releases the newest information on the birth rate among teenagers. Also, a look at the impact of hyperglycemia and excessive weight gain on offspring.
Did school lunch changes improve nutrition?Although sweeping changes to school lunch programs a few years ago were—and still are—contested, a new study reveals that the new lunch standards have resulted in better nutrition delivered through less calories.