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Skipping meals increases children’s obesity and cardiometabolic risk

Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age ...

Childhood obesity prevention program comes to Ingham

Ingham families are urged to sign up to a free government-funded healthy lifestyle program that can potentially transform their lives and which ...

Skipping meals increases children's obesity and cardiometabolic risk

Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age of 6 to 8 years, according to a Finnish study. ... Full story

Obese Children’s Brains More Responsive to Sugar

A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar. ... Full story

Short Sleep Duration and Sleep-Related Breathing Problems Increase Obesity Risk in Kids

(BRONX, NY)—Sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15, according to new research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. ... Full story

Controlling obesity with potato extract

Extract of Irish potatoes, rich in polyphenols, reduces weight gain to a surprising extent ... Full story

Rule of three: Hormone Triplet offers Hope for Obesity and Diabetes

Neuherberg, Germany - A new substance that unifies the action profiles of three gastrointestinal hormones lowers the blood sugar level and reduces body fat considerably beyond existing drugs. ... Full story

Surprising new leads uncovered in global obesity epidemic

Researchers have uncovered surprising new leads in the worldwide obesity epidemic by examining the combination of our rapidly changing environment with our overwhelming appetite for protein. ... Full story

Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 8 years

Tis the season to indulge. However, restraint may be best according to a new study led by investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University. ... Full story

Mom's obesity linked to full-term infant death

ANN ARBOR—The risk of a baby dying during its first year of life is twice as high in mothers who were obese by the time they got pregnant than in normal-weight mothers, according to researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. ... Full story

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