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Obesity in children

High-sugar cereal ads influences kids, ups obesity and cancer risk

Children's eating habits develop during the preschool years, and children who are overweight by the age of 5 are likely to remain overweight into adolescence and adulthood.

Jan 09, 2019, 12:20 PM IST

Sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to obesity in children and adults: Study

The report also says that countries, which have not already done so, should take action to reduce the consumption of the so-called ’empty calories’ that these drinks contain.

Dec 26, 2017, 18:00 PM IST

Fish oil during pregnancy may not shield kids from obesity

Administering a special diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in arachidonic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, to pregnant women neither resulted in children being slimmer nor fatter than their counterparts from the control group whose mothers had enjoyed a normal diet, the findings showed.

Jun 29, 2016, 16:32 PM 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

Single gene variation linked to obesity

The researchers identified an area of the gene where a single change reduced BDNF levels in the hypothalamus, a key area that controls eating and body weight.

Oct 31, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

Kids who take antibiotics may grow up overweight

Repeated antibiotics use can forever change the microbiota, or the microorganisms that inhabit the body, thereby altering the way it breaks down food and increasing the calories of nutrients absorbed.

Oct 22, 2015, 13:06 PM IST