Overweight & Obesity

Treating obesity benefits children's mental health

Treating obesity in children and adolescents improves self-esteem and body image, according to an analysis of all relevant studies published to date. The analysis, which is published in Pediatric Obesity, included 64 studies.

Overweight & Obesity

Factors during pregnancy may affect early childhood weight

In a study published in Pediatric Obesity, a child's high and increasing body mass index between ages two and six years was strongly associated with pre-pregnancy obesity and overweight in the child's mother; modestly associated ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study examines timing of weight gain in children

Recent studies suggest kids tend to gain the most weight in summer, but schools are chastised for providing unhealthy food and beverages, along with decreasing opportunities for physical activity.

Surgery

Prevalence of pediatric metabolic, bariatric surgery examined

(HealthDay)—From 2005 through 2014, an estimated 14,178 metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) procedures were performed among pediatric patients aged 20 years and younger with severe obesity, according to a research letter ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obese kids: Not all hope is lost

For many young children who are obese, the future might not be as grim as previously thought, a University of Michigan study suggests.

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