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.
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.
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?
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.
How are some of the world’s most morbidly obese children doing these days? Childhood Obesity News catches up.
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.”
Studies show that childhood obesity could lead to hearing loss, the loss of sense of smell and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
Overweight and obese kids tend to become overweight and obese adults, with the associated risk of a shortened life expectancy.
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.