News tagged with adolescent obesity

Future obesity may be predicted at 3.5 years of age

Researchers can predict which children are most likely to become obese by examining their mothers' behaviour around their birth, according to a recent University of Montreal study published in the Archives of Pediatric an ...

Nov 14, 2011
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Sowing the seeds of the obesity epidemic in babyhood

The growth charts pediatricians use at well-baby visits can predict a baby's risk for obesity later in life, finds a population-based study from Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.

Nov 07, 2011
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Energy and sports drinks not for kids: study

(Medical Xpress) -- In a recent study published in Pediatrics, Dr. Holly Benjamin from the American Academy of Pediatrics, urged parents and pediatricians to keep sports drinks and energy drinks away from c ...

May 31, 2011
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Bariatric surgery can benefit some obese children and teens

Bariatric surgery—as a last resort when conservative interventions have failed—can improve liver disease and other obesity-related health problems in severely obese children and adolescents, according to a position paper ...

Jan 20, 2015
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