Childhood obesity - Obesity2020.com

Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing.
As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI.
Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern.
The term overweight rather than obese is often used in children as it is less stigmatizing.

Parents are concerned about food marketing and the way it impacts their children’s eating habits and would support policies to limit the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to…

Being obese at any age is commonly associated with a litany of health issues, ranging from diabetes and chronic fatigue to heart complications. Overweight adolescents are also at an…


Children and adolescents having higher concentrations of urinary bisphenol A (BPA), a manufactured chemical found in consumer products, significantly increases odds of being obese. Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P., of the…


Most children and youth who consume soft drinks and other sweetened beverages, such as fruit punch and lemonade, are not at any higher risk for obesity than their peers…


Many argue about responsibility when it comes to children. Most people do not agree to share responsibility for what is happening to kids today. How do you feel about it?…


Children who are overweight or obese — particularly older, non-Hispanic white girls — are more likely to have a neurological disorder known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a rare condition…


Babies who are born small have a tendency to put on weight during childhood and adolescence if allowed free access to calories. However, a new animal model study at…


Since the 1970s, the rate of childhood obesity in our country has tripled, and today a third of American children are overweight or obese.  This dramatic rise threatens to…

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