Oncology & Cancer

Maternal obesity linked to childhood cancer

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born to obese mothers were more likely to develop cancer in early childhood.

Overweight & Obesity

New reports provide guidance for obesity care

Advocates for obesity prevention and treatment have designed two new resources for medical educators, healthcare providers and community programs that will enhance the level of care for patients, according to two new studies ...

Overweight & Obesity

Childhood obesity grows annual health bill

Childhood obesity is costing Australian taxpayers $43.2 million annually—not including the cost of hospital care—and will grow unless prevention programs are adopted, new research by Monash University shows.

Health

Self-control and obesity: Gender matters in children

A toddler's self-regulation—the ability to change behavior in different social situations—may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for ...

Overweight & Obesity

The link between urban design and childhood obesity

Children who live in more walkable neighbourhoods have a smaller waist measurement and a lower BMI (body mass index). Those are the findings of a Montreal research team led by INRS professor Tracie A. Barnett. According to ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity rates keep rising for U.S. adults

Obesity rates have continued to climb significantly among American adults, but the same hasn't held true for children, a new government report finds.

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