Autism spectrum disorders

Autism spectrum disorders linked with excess weight gain in children

A recent meta-analysis published in Obesity Reviews revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders had a 41.1% higher risk of developing obesity than matched groups of children, and on average, 22 out of 100 children ...

Overweight & Obesity

Online tool encourages healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of obesity in both mothers and babies. To avoid dangerous gestational weight gain, it is important to identify effective tools for behavior change. A new study appearing ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How can weight gain during pregnancy be optimized?

If a pregnant woman gains excessive weight, it can pose a problem for both the mother and child. As a solution, regular counseling appointments have been proposed. Based on results with 2286 women, a team of the Technical ...

Overweight & Obesity

Walking football for active lifestyle among children

The incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing due to many risks factors, such as, food intake, increasing TV watching time and fewer activities. Children who are less active and do fewer physical or sports ...

Medical research

Receptor protein in the brain controls the body's fat 'rheostat'

Scientists at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University have identified the function of a protein that has been confounding metabolism researchers for more than two decades. And it may have implications both for ...

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