More Instant Karma Danger


Studies show body fat and bone growth are directly linked, and the moral of this post is that childhood obesity is to be avoided if at all possible.

Obesity, Hypertension, and the Forming Brain


Studies show that overweight or obese children are at a much greater risk of developing high blood pressure. Between 1997 and 2006, hospitalizations for hypertension-related pediatric illnesses almost doubled.

Fairness and Sugar Tax in the United Kingdom


Any time a sugar tax is proposed the same arguments are heard. Who benefits? Who gets hurt? Where does a government’s concern for the citizens’ welfare end?

In Merry Old England


It’s hard to ignore the fact that the United Kingdom has been something of a hot spot in the controversy over the taxing of sugar products.

Some Morbidly Obese Children


How are some of the world’s most morbidly obese children doing these days? Childhood Obesity News catches up.

A Few Things About Youth and Co-Morbidities


Growing up obese can have all kinds of consequences in life, including less of that life as measured in years. And consequences don’t always wait for “later.”

Youth, Obesity, and the Senses


Studies show that childhood obesity could lead to hearing loss, the loss of sense of smell and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Globesity, Co-Morbidities, and the Young


Overweight and obese kids tend to become overweight and obese adults, with the associated risk of a shortened life expectancy.

Instant Karma — Obesity and the Brain


Recent studies revealed that obesity may relate to a child’s decreased ability to think quickly and thus could be negatively related to academic achievement.

Tolerance, Obesity and Co-Morbidities


Several international bodies combined their data to estimate the proportions of the obesity epidemic 15 years down the line, and the results are dismal.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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