Childhood Obesity

Study finds childhood stress impacts adult health

A 45-year study of nearly 7,000 people born in a single week in Great Britain in 1958 found psychological distress in childhood—even when conditions improved in adulthood—was associated with higher risk for heart disease ...

Sep 28, 2015
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Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or wellbeing. As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI. Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern. The term overweight rather than obese is often used in children as it is less stigmatizing.

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