News tagged with pediatric obesity

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 issue ...

Aug 08, 2013
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Sugar and diabetes risk in children

Sugar may play a more prominent role in the origins of diabetes than anyone realized, according to new research from Stanford, UC-Berkeley and UC-San Francisco. Countries with more sugar in their food supplies have higher ...

Mar 11, 2013
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Samoan obesity epidemic starts at birth

As some Pacific island cultures have "westernized" over the last several decades, among the changes has been a dramatic increase in obesity. Researchers don't understand all the reasons why, but even a decade ago in American ...

Feb 05, 2013
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