Childhood obesity

Media use triggering growth in childhood obesity, warn doctors

Media use triggering growth in childhood obesity, warn doctors

Roughly one in five kids and teens in Europe are overweight or obese, according to a 2017 World Health Organization study, the authors note.

Dec 15, 2017, 16:29 PM IST
World Obesity Day: How parents can help their kids avoid becoming overweight

World Obesity Day: How parents can help their kids avoid becoming overweight

Childood obesity puts children at risk of developing serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases later in life. It can also lead to depression and low self-esteem.

Oct 11, 2017, 09:16 AM IST
Babies born big more likely to have weight problems later

Babies born big more likely to have weight problems later

The study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, looked at 10,186 children across the US, both those born at term and those born prematurely. 

Jul 14, 2017, 16:23 PM IST
Is your child obese? They may be at risk of developing hip disease!

Is your child obese? They may be at risk of developing hip disease!

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease of adolescence.

Jul 09, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
Genes, environment play roles in childhood obesity

Genes, environment play roles in childhood obesity

When children don`t learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies have shown they may be at a greater risk of becoming obese.

Jun 18, 2017, 21:30 PM IST
India harbours second highest number of obese children in the world; China tops list!

India harbours second highest number of obese children in the world; China tops list!

The alarming study also found that 14.4 million kids in the country have excess weight.

Jun 14, 2017, 13:38 PM IST
Women beware! Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy may up child obesity risk

Women beware! Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy may up child obesity risk

A new study has showed that babies born to women who drank at least diet beverages per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7.

Jun 07, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
Following a routine bed time could help lower obesity risk for your children!

Following a routine bed time could help lower obesity risk for your children!

Those children with greater emotional dysregulation were more likely to be obese later, researchers said.

Apr 24, 2017, 20:29 PM IST
Weighing over 17 kgs at just eight months, baby girl in Punjab leaves doctors perplexed!

Weighing over 17 kgs at just eight months, baby girl in Punjab leaves doctors perplexed!

 Her excessive weight has also led her to have breathing and sleeping problems.

Apr 14, 2017, 22:23 PM IST
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.

Feb 20, 2017, 15:40 PM IST
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.

Jan 15, 2017, 13:05 PM IST

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.

Oct 26, 2016, 16:39 PM IST

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.

Oct 09, 2016, 12:39 PM IST

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. 

Sep 09, 2016, 14:12 PM IST

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.

Sep 07, 2016, 14:15 PM IST

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.

Aug 31, 2016, 22:15 PM IST

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.

Aug 26, 2016, 09:51 AM IST

Mindfulness could help prevent obesity in children

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

Jan 26, 2016, 19:39 PM IST

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.

Dec 17, 2015, 13:19 PM IST