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Archive for the ‘Overweight’ Category

Soccer Gets Obese Kids Moving

Soccer, being a vigorous sport has been found by researchers from California to raise the levels of physical activity of children who are overweight and obese, according to a study that was recently posted online in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study involved more than 150 students from six schools. Researchers implemented the soccer program of America SCORES (an urban youth development program) in three of the schools. The aim of the study was to find out the effect the program would have on the physical activity, weight and fitness of students in a large, urban school district. A significant […]

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Thigh Fat Slows Down Older Adults

A new study suggests that decline in walking speed may be linked with increased fat in thigh muscles and loss of muscle mass in the same area. According to lead author Kristen Beavers, PhD, gaining fat in and around the muscles comes with age and they figured that fat build-up in the leg muscle itself would be associated with a slow down in the speed of walking. The research team studied a sample of more than 2,000 adults of both genders with a mean age of about 75 years. The walking speed was determined by measuring the time it would […]

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Heavy Sugar Consumption in Black, Low-Income Kids

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports that black children and teens are more than twice as likely as white kids to consume sweetened fruit drinks on any given day. These fruit drinks include those that contain 100% actual fruit juice to those containing little actual fruit. The study showed that these kids are more likely to consume more than 500 calories a day from these beverages, which was considered heavy consumption in the research. The study also found that there has been a three-fold increase in the number of teens who consume […]

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How Parents Should Confront a Kid’s Weight Issue

Many parents of obese children hesitate to talk to their children about their weight issues, according to childhood obesity expert Dr. Joanna Dolgoff. She advises parents to acknowledge and confront the issue because childhood obesity can lead to a lifetime of health and emotional problems. Dolgoff, a New York-based pediatrician is serving as a medical consultant in the new season of the NBC reality weight-loss show “The Biggest Loser.” Although the program, which now includes obese adolescents, has generated a lot of controversy from critics, Dolgoff asserts that the program may initiate a national dialogue to tackle the problem of […]

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Children Bullied Over Health Issues

Two studies published recently in Pediatrics show that bullying over health issues is common among schoolchildren, and that those who suffer from food allergies or are seeking treatment for obesity are most likely to be targeted. One study reports that about one-third of children with food allergies are harassed specifically due to their food allergies and are threatened by bullies with the offending allergen. Eyal Shemesh, MD, of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues analyzed surveys conducted on 251 children with established food allergy, who were aged 8 to 17, and their parents. They were being […]

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