News tagged with obesity prevention

Obesity down for low-income preschoolers in many states

(HealthDay)—From 2008 to 2011, the prevalence of obesity decreased significantly among low-income young children in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a study published in the Aug. 6 early-release ...

Aug 08, 2013
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CDC: Breastfeeding rates increasing in US

(HealthDay)—More than three-quarters of infants begin breastfeeding, and rates at six and 12 months have increased since 2000, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Aug 01, 2013
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Rates of gestational diabetes mellitus vary by state

(HealthDay)—Obesity, age, race/ethnicity, hospital characteristics, and insurance type may contribute to the variability in rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) between states, according to research ...

Jun 18, 2013
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Cultural differences in children's fight against fat

(Medical Xpress)—NSW primary school children from Middle-Eastern and Asian backgrounds are significantly more overweight than children from English-speaking backgrounds and have lower levels of physical activity and cardiovascular ...

Jun 12, 2013
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