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Childhood Obesity

Latest news and updates about Childhood Obesity.

The Childhood obesity is really a big problem amongst high society children. In this page you will get latest news and updates about Childhood obesity around the world.

The major causes of Childhood obesity are the intake of junk foods in larger quantity and sluggish lifestyle. Although there is some genetically factors responsible in few cases. But the major cause of Childhood obesity is the junk foods such as Pizza, Burger, Pasta, Momos etc...

The awareness among elite society should be spread against junk foods and its hazards.

Here are the news of Childhood obesity from different parts of world.

'Obese women receive lower starting salaries'

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and also receive lower starting salaries than their slim colleagues, an Australian study says.

Obese women likelier to face job discrimination

May 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Women who are obese are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and receive lower starting salaries than their non-overweight colleagues, according to a new study.

Manipulating heart-specific gene pathway may treat obesity, diabetes

April 28, 2012 at 3:01 PM

In a recent study, scientist has shown that heart can potentially regulate the balance of energy in the body that may prove very useful for the effective treatment of diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

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Incidence of foetal growth restriction 'lower in obese mums-to-be '

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obesity during pregnancy makes women vulnerable to a multitude of challenges.

Manipulating heart-specific gene pathway may help treat obesity, diabetes

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that the heart can regulate energy balance throughout the body, a finding that may lead to effective treatments for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Obesity epidemic behind rheumatoid arthritis

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a study.

Childhood abuse may cause suicidal thoughts in adulthood

April 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Children who suffer physical abuse are likely to harbour suidical thoughts as adults, a new study from the University of Toronto has said.

Fertility drugs 'more than double chances of kids developing leukaemia'

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Children born to mothers who took fertility drugs to get pregnant are at increased risk of developing leukaemia, French scientists have revealed.

Soy protein can lower fat accumulation in liver

April 23, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Washington, April 23 (IANS) Eating soy protein could significantly lower fat accumulation in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signalling pathway in the organ, according to a research at a US university.

Soy protein may help ease symptoms of fatty liver disease

April 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): A diet containing soy protein may significantly reduce fat accumulation and triglycerides in the livers of obese persons, say researchers.

Exposure to lead dust from vehicles increases violence rates

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Washington, April 22 (ANI): Childhood exposure to lead dust may have lasting physical and behavioural effects, it has been revealed.

Liver can play key role in controlling weight gain

April 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Austin Health have discovered that liver can directly talk to the brain to control the amount of food we eat.

Child obesity 'not prevented by parent's knowledge of diet choice'

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Although parents of healthy and overweight preschoolers are generally well aware of dietary risk factors that fuel childhood obesity, it is not enough to effect meaningful weight change, a new study has claimed.

Trauma victims can develop schizophrenia

April 20, 2012 at 3:25 PM

London, April 20 (IANS) Children who have undergone severe trauma are thrice as likely to develop schizophrenia in later life, says a new study.

Parents 'must not be too strict and restrictive over kids' diet'

April 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A Norwegian nutritionist has shed light on what works - and does not work - when parents seek to teach their offspring how to eat healthy.

Lack of sleep may make you fat

April 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Inadequate sleep may put people at risk of obesity, according to a new study.

Obese women urged to lose weight before pregnancy

April 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Washington, April 12 (ANI): Obese mothers are likely to give birth to babies that are up to 17 percent smaller than they should have been, making them more vulnerable to diseases, according to a new University of Illinois study.

BP drug lowers weight in spite of high fat diet

April 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Sydney, April 13 (IANS) ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor captopril (CAP), a drug commonly used for the treatment of hypertension and cardiac conditions, can reduce the weight of mice even on a high fat diet, says a new study.

Childhood obesity genes identified

April 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.

Obesity-high blood sugar combo creates pregnancy risks

April 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Washington, April 12 (IANS) Overweight women with moderately elevated blood sugar are at a higher pregnancy risk than their obese counterparts with normal blood sugar or those who have gestational diabetes but normal weight.

Maternal obesity and diabetes may lead to autism in kids

April 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Washington, April 9 (ANI): Diabetic and obese mothers are likely to give birth to a child with autism or another developmental disability, says researchers.

'Remove TV from kids' rooms to tackle obesity'

April 7, 2012 at 10:41 AM

London, April 7 (IANS) British experts have advised parents to remove televisions from children's bedrooms in a bid to combat record obesity rates being observed among youngsters.

Increased sensitivity to cheap, high-calorie food could be behind obesity

April 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): One of the main reasons for dramatic increase in obesity may be a heightened sensitivity to heavily endorsed and easily accessible high-calorie foods, researchers say.

Summer best time to lose weight

April 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM

If you have put on extra weight and fed of this burden, it?s the time for you to get the change. Experts say that, summer is the best getting slim and get the perfect shape without following any strict diet.

Latest Breakthrough in the Treatment of Obesity

April 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Obesity has already reached to epidemic proportion in many countries and slowly becoming one of the major health threats. We will introduce here some of the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of obesity.

Summer best time to shed weight

April 4, 2012 at 9:36 AM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) If you want to get into shape and shed those extra pounds, now is the best time to start. Summer is setting in and being slim and healthy in this season does not mean you have to go on a strict diet, say experts.

How low self esteem costs women their future success

April 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM

London, Apr 1 (ANI): One in four girls have low self-esteem, buckling under pressure to conform to the idealised notion of how they should look, a new study has revealed.

Preschoolers tend to perceive overweight peers as 'mean'

April 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Some preschoolers may consider overweight kids to be not as "nice", a new study has revealed.

Researchers identifies the gene responsible for fatty liver disease in obese kids

March 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

A team of researchers has reached to the conclusion that obese youths with specific genetic variants may be more susceptible to fatty liver disease, a leading cause of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in developed countries.

Obesity can enhance the risk of recurrence of breast cancer

March 24, 2012 at 4:38 PM

In a recent research, it has been found that obese women are diagnosed with breast cancer have more chances of the reoccurrence of the cancer or cancer related death than a lean women.

Obesity can increase risk of breast cancer recurrence

March 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Washington, March 24 (ANI): Researchers have found that women who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with breast cancer are at higher risk of cancer recurrence or related death than leaner women.

Our genes could be making us fat

March 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified two specific genes that may determine some people's ability to taste and enjoy dietary fat.

Second-hand smoke 'as dangerous as primary smoke' in causing cancer

March 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A key protein involved in cell function and regulation is stopped by cancer-causing agent present in gaseous phase of cigarette smoke, a new study led by Indian origin scientist has suggested.

Passive smokers beware: Second-hand smoke can also cause cancer

March 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Those who are of opinion that they are not at the risk of cancer, since they don?t smoke, should be get alert as even being a passive smoker or getting exposed to secondhand smoke can make them susceptible to cancer.

Second-hand smoke 'as dangerous as primary smoke' in causing cancer

March 22, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A key protein involved in cell function and regulation is stopped by cancer-causing agent present in gaseous phase of cigarette smoke, a new study led by Indian origin scientist has suggested.

Gender-bending chemicals in mobile phones and toys may up obesity risk

March 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

London, March 20 (ANI): Chemicals in mobile phones, toys and sunglasses may be fuelling the obesity epidemic, researchers have warned.

Womb environment may determine childhood obesity

March 17, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that it is sometimes the environment in the womb of a mother that results in obesity.

Obesity nearly doubles death risk tied to sleeping pills

March 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Researchers have warned that obesity appears to significantly increase the risk of death tied to sleeping pills, nearly doubling the rate of mortality even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year.

Womb environment may determine childhood obesity

March 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that it is sometimes the environment in the womb of a mother that results in obesity.

Obesity nearly doubles death risk tied to sleeping pills

March 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Researchers have warned that obesity appears to significantly increase the risk of death tied to sleeping pills, nearly doubling the rate of mortality even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year.

Kids exposed to passive smoke have higher risk of respiratory problems as adults

March 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Children who are exposed to passive smoking are at almost double the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood as compared to non-exposed kids, a new study reveals.

Parent's weight loss can influence obese child to follow suit

March 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Washington, March 15 (ANI): The best way in which parents can help their obese children lose weight is to change their weight themselves, say researchers.

Loss of appetite decoded in brain cell circuit

March 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Scientists have dissected a brain circuit that controls feeding and mediates the loss of appetite.

Heavy rucksacks storing up irreversible back problems in school-kids

March 15, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Washington, March 15 (ANI): Many teenage students regularly carry rucksacks for school which top 10 to 15 per cent of their body weight and risk back pain and other related disorders, a new study has revealed.

Loss of appetite decoded in brain cell circuit

March 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Scientists have dissected a brain circuit that controls feeding and mediates the loss of appetite.

Parent's weight loss can influence obese child to follow suit

March 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Washington, March 15 (ANI): The best way in which parents can help their obese children lose weight is to change their weight themselves, say researchers.

Maternal obesity may affect brain development of premature infants

March 9, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Washington, March 9 (ANI): Being obese during pregnancy may not only affect the mother's health, but also contribute to cognitive impairment in extremely premature babies.

Obesity during pregnancy may affect brain development of premature infants

March 9, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Obesity during pregnancy is not only harmful to mother's health, but can also cause cognitive impairment in extremely premature babies. Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Cente has discovered in a new study.

Maternal obesity may affect brain development of premature infants

March 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Washington, March 9 (ANI): Being obese during pregnancy may not only affect the mother's health, but also contribute to cognitive impairment in extremely premature babies.

Gene linked to preference of high-fat foods

March 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

London, March 6 (ANI): A gene involved in fat taste may explain why some people like fatty foods and others prefer low-fat diets, a new study suggests.

Gene linked to preference of high-fat foods

March 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

London, March 6 (ANI): A gene involved in fat taste may explain why some people like fatty foods and others prefer low-fat diets, a new study suggests.

Recession makes obese people thinner

March 5, 2012 at 9:45 PM

London, March 5 (ANI): A new study has found that the number of people who have become dangerously overweight halved in the three years after the financial crisis of 2007.

Recession makes obese people thinner

March 5, 2012 at 3:26 PM

London, March 5 (ANI): A new study has found that the number of people who have become dangerously overweight halved in the three years after the financial crisis of 2007.

Disney to retool exhibit featuring obese villains after complaints

March 3, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Walt Disney World has shut down its latest Epcot exhibit and is retooling the attraction, after receiving complaints that it could have made obese children unhappy.

Childhood cancer survivors more vulnerable to infertility in later life

March 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Survivors of cancer in childhood have a greater risk of infertility in later life, a new study has suggested.

Disney to retool exhibit featuring obese villains after complaints

March 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Walt Disney World has shut down its latest Epcot exhibit and is retooling the attraction, after receiving complaints that it could have made obese children unhappy.

Childhood adversity 'may lead to changes in genetics'

February 28, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): In a look at how major stressors during childhood can modify a person's biological risk for psychiatric disorders, researchers have identified a genetic change at the root of the association.

Liverpool Varsity study says quality of life of obese dogs improves when they lose weight

February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Liverpool (UK), Feb.24 (ANI): University of Liverpool researchers have found that overweight dogs that lose weight have an improved quality of life compared to those that don't.

Liverpool Varsity study says quality of life of obese dogs improves when they lose weight

February 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Liverpool (UK), Feb.24 (ANI): University of Liverpool researchers have found that overweight dogs that lose weight have an improved quality of life compared to those that don't.

Obese people feel more pain

February 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Obese people are likelier to feel everyday pain than those who have low-to-normal weight, say researchers.

Spirit of childhood 'on decline'

February 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The spirit of childhood - that is, the chance for children and adults alike to enjoy simple, carefree moments - is at risk, suggest results of a new global report.

Spirit of childhood 'on decline'

February 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The spirit of childhood - that is, the chance for children and adults alike to enjoy simple, carefree moments - is at risk, suggest results of a new global report.

Obese people feel more pain

February 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Obese people are likelier to feel everyday pain than those who have low-to-normal weight, say researchers.

Anti-obesity drugs with modified lifestyle help weight loss

February 9, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Researchers including one of an Indian origin have found that anti-obesity drugs coupled with lifestyle advice are effective in reducing weight and body mass index.

Breastfeeding for at least 6 months can cut risk of childhood obesity

February 9, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Children of diabetic mothers have a greater risk of childhood obesity, but breastfeeding for at least six months can reduce this threat, a new study has suggested.

Anti-obesity drugs with modified lifestyle help weight loss

February 9, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Researchers including one of an Indian origin have found that anti-obesity drugs coupled with lifestyle advice are effective in reducing weight and body mass index.

Breastfeeding for at least 6 months can cut risk of childhood obesity

February 9, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Children of diabetic mothers have a greater risk of childhood obesity, but breastfeeding for at least six months can reduce this threat, a new study has suggested.

Positive parenting during early childhood may cut obesity risk

February 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Programs that support parents during their child's early years may contribute to obesity prevention, a new study has revealed.

Positive parenting during early childhood may cut obesity risk

February 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Programs that support parents during their child's early years may contribute to obesity prevention, a new study has revealed.

Benefits of 1000 bottles of red wine could come from pill

February 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Lovers of red wine were delighted when it was found to contain resveratrol - a compound supposed to improve health and maybe even lengthen life.

Benefits of 1000 bottles of red wine could come from pill

February 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Lovers of red wine were delighted when it was found to contain resveratrol - a compound supposed to improve health and maybe even lengthen life.

Fatty food liking gene found, researchers claim

February 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): The gene related to fatty foods preference in humans has been claimed to be found by researchers.

Fatty food liking gene found, researchers claim

February 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): The gene related to fatty foods preference in humans has been claimed to be found by researchers.

How red wine keeps us healthy

February 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new wonder pill, capable of harnessing the health-boosting power of red wine may play a vital role in fighting a range of common illnesses, researchers say.

How red wine keeps us healthy

February 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new wonder pill, capable of harnessing the health-boosting power of red wine may play a vital role in fighting a range of common illnesses, researchers say.

How bacteria behind serious childhood disease evolve to evade vaccines

January 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

London, Jan 30 (ANI): The study of genetics has provided surprising insights into why vaccines used in both the UK and US to combat serious childhood infections can eventually fail.

How bacteria behind serious childhood disease evolve to evade vaccines

January 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

London, Jan 30 (ANI): The study of genetics has provided surprising insights into why vaccines used in both the UK and US to combat serious childhood infections can eventually fail.

Obesity diagnosis could depend on physician's weight too!

January 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Besides your own body mass index (BMI), obesity diagnosis could also depend on the weight of your physician, a new study has revealed.

Obesity diagnosis could depend on physician's weight too!

January 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Besides your own body mass index (BMI), obesity diagnosis could also depend on the weight of your physician, a new study has revealed.

Time to say goodbye to Obesity

January 24, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Due to unbalanced and irregular eating habits and an unhealthy lifestyle, obesity has become a common problem around the globe these days. Obesity is a physical status when the body accumulates excessive fat resulting in adverse health effects.

Obese dads likelier to have overweight kids

January 19, 2012 at 9:12 PM

London, Jan 19 (ANI): If one wants to predict whether a baby is going to have a weight problem in the future, they must look at their dad, a new study has said.

Obese dads likelier to have overweight kids

January 19, 2012 at 1:27 PM

London, Jan 19 (ANI): If one wants to predict whether a baby is going to have a weight problem in the future, they must look at their dad, a new study has said.

Junk food in schools not behind weight gain among kids

January 18, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Candy, soda, chips, and other junk food available at schools doesn't cause weight gain among children-at least for middle school students, a new study has suggested.

Junk food in school: Not a reason for weight gain among Kids

January 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM

As per a new study soda, chips, chowmein and other junk foods commonly found in school canteens are not the cause of weight gain among children-at least for middle school students.

Junk food in schools not behind weight gain among kids

January 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Candy, soda, chips, and other junk food available at schools doesn't cause weight gain among children-at least for middle school students, a new study has suggested.

Internet could help nurses treat obesity: Southampton Varsity study

January 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

London, Jan.17 (ANI): Nurses and patients could be given more support to reduce the amount of obesity in today's society through internet-based resources, according to research at the University of Southampton.

Internet could help nurses treat obesity: Southampton Varsity study

January 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

London, Jan.17 (ANI): Nurses and patients could be given more support to reduce the amount of obesity in today's society through internet-based resources, according to research at the University of Southampton.

Growing public awareness halting obesity epidemic in kids

August 13, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Washington, August 13 (ANI): Growing public awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic is contributing to overall reductions in body mass index (BMI), a measure of obesity in children, a new research has found.

Healthy eating, exercise, right sleep patterns vital to curb child obesity

June 25, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Washington, June 25 (ANI): A new report from the Institute of Medicine has suggested the imperatives for curbing the shooting rate of obesity among America's young children.

New study provides answers to obesity trinity

September 6, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): A new study provides three ways to de-program the 1950s obesity trinity underlying the current obesity epidemic and protect future generations from its health consequences.

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