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Screening for obesity in children and adolescents recommended

Screening for obesity in children and adolescents recommended

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight. Continue reading Screening for obesity in children and adolescents recommended

Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk

Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk

A factor that has been linked to childhood obesity is restrictive feeding practices by primary caregivers, the implication being that it may interfere with a child’s ability to learn to self-regulate food intake. When a child is overweight, parents tend to use more controlling, restrictive feeding practices. A new study is showing that a child’s genetics, related to emotion and cognition, may also play a role in this pattern. Continue reading Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk

More than 2 billion people overweight or obese, new study finds

More than 2 billion people overweight or obese, new study finds

Globally, more than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a new study. Continue reading More than 2 billion people overweight or obese, new study finds