Childhood Obesity

How Parents Can Deal With Childhood Obesity

Last updated on June 29th, 2017 at 03:32 pmAmong the leading issues effecting today’s youth is that of childhood obesity and weight problems. Among the most crucial parenting pointers that might eventually help save a kid’s life is to handle the issue early but with a level of sensitivity. For many years, the existence of weight problems in kids has […]

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How Parents Can Help Stop Childhood Obesity

Last updated on March 8th, 2017 at 04:59 pmAs the government becomes more aware of the problem of childhood obesity, schools in the UK are planning to weigh and measure all children at the ages of 4-5, when they start primary school and again at 10-11, when they are about to leave for secondary education. This is something which is […]

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Childhood Obesity And How To Combat It

This chronic condition has increased rapidly over the past years has finally gained national recognition. Many more children between the ages of two years old and five years old are already on there way to becoming the next generation of obese teens, and eventually obese adults and obese seniors. With obesity being one of the leading causes of morbidity, disability, […]

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How to Fight Childhood Obesity

Along with the increase of obesity in adults, childhood obesity is on the rise. Around 15.5 percent of adolescents in the United States, aged 12 to 19 are obese. Even more alarming, about 15.3 percent of children ages 6 to 11 are obese. These children are developing Type II Diabetes and high blood pressure at an early age. They are […]

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How Your Family Can Prevent Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity, as most people now know, is effected by many behavioral factors. In addition to the behavioral changes that may be required by changing the way your child eats and how much physical activity they engage in every day, you must observe at other factors in their behavior, and in the behavior of the teachers, coaches, family members and […]

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Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

When a child is diagnosed with diabetes it is commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes or type 1 diabetes.  This type of diabetes is not related to a child’s lifestyle, it is an autoimmune disease that results in the need for insulin injections for food to be turned into energy properly.  In recent years there have been an increased number […]

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What Causes Childhood Obesity

Many people believe that the cause of childhood obesity is due to over eating and laziness and to an extent they are right but the main cause of childhood obesity are two reasons. The child’s DNA and their parents. If people in the child’s family have been struggling with weight gain for most of their life then the genes in […]

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Preventing Obesity in Children

What Causes Obesity in Children? Children become overweight and obese for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. Only in rare cases is being overweight caused by a medical condition such as a hormonal problem. A physical exam and some blood tests can […]

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Be Well: Young and Obese (Full Video)

The causes and consequences of childhood obesity are multidimensional and the approach to helping children and their families deal with the issue must be, too. Be Well: Young & Obese presents real-life stories of Northeast Ohio children and families struggling to lose weight and embrace healthier habits. It also highlights innovative programs and cutting-edge research taking place in our region […]

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