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Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

For the thinnest child their BMI is 10 per cent due to their mother and 10 per cent due to their father, whereas, for the fattest child this transmission is closer to 30 per cent due to each parent.

Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Children whose parents considered them to be overweight at age four or five tended to gain more weight by age 14 or 15.

Childhood obesity: Simple tips how parents can prevent this condition in kids!

Childhood obesity has become very common nowadays and there are many reasons for it.

By 2025, chronic obesity set to affect 268 million kids globally: Study

Obesity alone rises from 76 million children in 2010 to 91 million by 2025, the study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, said.

Here's why teenagers become obese at puberty!

The study also found that teenagers exercise less during puberty, adding to the calorie excess that underlies obesity. 

Delivery by caesarean section raises kid's obesity risk

Although caesarean section deliveries are a necessary lifesaving procedure in many cases, they also include known risks to mothers and newborns.

Is childhood antibiotic use linked to obesity?

As the obesity rate continues to skyrocket in the US, scientists across the country are combing the health records of 1.6 million kids to determine if childhood antibiotic use causes weight gain later in life.

This is what childhood obesity can do to your child's health now, later!

Obesity does not only affect your child's physical health, but also have adverse effects on their social and emotional well-being.

Mothers gaining weight excessively during pregnancy can make newborn babies fat

Zee Media Bureau

New York: This news is especially for all those soon-to-be mothers. Researchers have said that obesity during pregnancy is not good for babies as it can make them prone to childhood obesity.

Mindfulness could help prevent obesity in children

Researchers believe that the practice of mindfulness can increase response inhibition and decrease impulsivity.

Slow chewing keeps childhood obesity at bay

The University of California study found that waiting 30 seconds in between bites of food allows children to realize they're no longer hungry before they overeat, preventing excessive weight gain.

India could be hit by a tsunami of obesity!

India stares at a huge epidemic of obesity, a new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) finds.

Childhood obesity at peak in US, Canada

A new study has revealed that childhood obesity is at record levels in the United States and Canada.

Strollers can make your kids sedentary and fat, says study

A new study has found that strollers can enable inactive behavior in children and contribute to childhood obesity.

Digital intoxication in kids can affect physical, mental health

Increasing digital intoxication in children and adolescents can have grave implications on their physical and mental health.

'Sexting' and internet safety top concern for US kids: Study

Sending or receiving explicit material via smartphones or “sexting” and internet safety have quickly climbed up in the top 10 list of child health concerns in the US.

Energy drinks trigger hyperactivity in school children

 Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, reveals a new study.

Childhood obesity: How parents can help avoid their kids from being overweight!

Childhood obesity is a serious health condition that negatively affects children's health and well-being due to excess body fat.

Encouraging healthy diet among toddlers can help curb childhood obesity

A new study has revealed that promoting healthy eating habits from infancy can help prevent childhood obesity and the onset of chronic disease.

Parents often ignore childhood obesity

Parents often fail to recognise their children`s weight gain as a health concern, says a study.