‘The scales are tipping,’ says Centers for Disease Control director Tom Frieden
The earlier kids gain weight, the less likely they are to lose it
What happens when celebrity role models get behind healthy habits and junk food?
There is no denying the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign is an historic effort to improve the health of America’s youth with unprecedented collaborations between families, schools, food companies and legislators. But while the …
Obesity rates in the U.S. have started to stall in recent years, but the fastest growing percentage of obese children are those at the heaviest end of the spectrum, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Obesity is more deadly than previously thought, but a nationwide survey shows that after rising for decades, rates have not increased for the first time in 30 years.
Unhealthy food environments and sedentary lifestyles certainly contribute to obesity, but they can’t entirely explain weight gain. The latest research points to four new genes that could contribute to the most extreme cases of …
Complying with federal guidelines for healthy meals in schools helps children to stay leaner, according to the latest study on school lunches.
Sitting in front of a screen can increase the risk of obesity, but TV seems to have a larger effect on weight than computers or video games.
Smaller plates, fewer calories? The latest study shows one way to fight childhood obesity may be to shrink the size of the dinner plate.
There is no shortage of strategies to lose weight, but which work best for children?
With childhood obesity rates on the rise, pediatricians are doing something they couldn’t have imagined a need for a decade ago: they’re debuting guidelines for managing weight-related diabetes among youngsters.