Overweight & Obesity

Obesity-linked conditions are projected to rise sharply in children

Researchers' global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven effective at changing current trends.


Childhood hypertension associated with cognitive issues

Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, has increased significantly in children, paralleling the current childhood obesity epidemic. Although we know that adult hypertension can affect the brain, little ...

Overweight & Obesity

Child obesity an 'exploding nightmare' in developing world: WHO

Childhood obesity has reached alarming rates globally and become an "exploding nightmare" in the developing world, including Africa where the number of obese and overweight children under five has nearly doubled since 1990, ...

Overweight & Obesity

Patterns of obesity prove resilient

A trio of recent reports has shed new light on U.S. health, with mixed results on obesity, smoking, and blood pressure.

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