TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who gain too much "baby weight" in the year after they give birth are at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, researchers warn.
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TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get too little sleep tend to eat more and are at increased risk for obesity, a new study indicates.
WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics help determine whether a frequent diet of fried food will make you fat, according to a new Harvard study.
Remains/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's never too early to start screening kids for medical conditions more associated with adults such as high cholesterol and depression. That's the latest recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which issued new medical guidelines for youngsters and adolescents in the journal Pediatrics.
szefei/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Babies born via C-sections are more apt to have weight problems later in life than those who are born by vaginal delivery.
moodboard/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Teen obesity is still a major problem in the U.S. although the skyrocketing rate from a decade ago has mostly flattened in recent years.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children have elevated levels of a key stress hormone, according to a new study.
Extreme Childhood Weight Loss: Health Implications
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 15-year-old daughter, who is overweight, wants to lose weight badly. She has recently lost about 20 pounds, but I'm becoming worried about how she's doing it. She often skips meals, and she exercises for several hours every day. I want to support her in her effort to lose weight, but should I intervene and encourage her to do it in a healthier way?
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Losing belly fat and limiting processed foods and other sources of dietary phosphorus might help reduce your risk of kidney disease, a new study finds.
Anyone who has ever dieted before knows that in order to start shedding the pounds, you have to pass up the sweets. Studies abound with links between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and increases in body mass index (BMI) in adults, teenagers, and even preteens. Until recently, however, the evidence on younger children was scant.