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Active video games may be useful in preventing childhood overweight, obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 3:48pm "Encouraging adolescents to play active video games for 35 minutes per day may increase energy expenditure enough to prevent weight gain..." Super news! In this day and age, adolescents are spending so much time in front of the TV or screens sitting and sedentary that if we are able to use this time and form of entertainment to their advantage ... Read on »
MANAGEMENT OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY--OFFICE-BASED MANAGEMENT OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY/OVERWEIGHT by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 May 2009 11:36pm   Prevention and treatment of childhood overweight should be part of the anticipatory guidance provided during routine health supervision visits, particularly in families with children at risk for overweight. Calculating and plotting the BMI yearly will identify children experiencing rapid weight gain or early adiposity rebound. Anticipatory gui ... Read on »
PROBLEMS IN CHILDHOOD OBESITY / OVERWEIGHT by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:22pm 2 Comments What are the negative health outcomes associated with obesity?  Overweight or obese children and adolescents are at risk for many health problems. Some of the negative health outcomes that may be more obvious to children and their parents are asthma, sleep apnea, skin infections, and complaints of joint pain. All of these are significant health ... Read on »
TREATMENT FOR CHILDHOOD OBESITY/OVERWEIGHT by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:22pm Successful treatment of obesity is challenging, and treatment goals vary, depending on the age of the child and the severity of complications from being overweight. Children are still growing, so severe caloric restriction and weight loss may be detrimental. Weight maintenance rather than weight loss is frequently a reasonable initial goal. As chil ... Read on »
Ads Featuring Overweight Children Stop “Sugarcoating” Childhood Obesity by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Oct 2012 11:17am From Coral Springs Talk….. Obesity ads in Georgia are making people a little touchy, especially because they involve in-your-face ads featuring overweight children with messages resembling of “The Truth” anti smoking campaign. The campaign, called Strong4Life, by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was created in 2011 and urges Georgia res ... Read on »
Childhood obesity/overweight and related problems by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:22pm OBESITY Obesity is an excess percentage of body weight due to fat that puts people at risk for many health problems. In children older than two years of age, obesity is assessed by a measure called the Body Mass Index (BMI).  Read on »
Over Weight And Undernourished: The Childhood Obesity Epidemic by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Sep 2012 6:09pm From Southeastern Missourian….. Here’s a simple fact: Our children are overweight but undernourished! Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. Currently, one third of children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even stroke — conditions usually asso ... Read on »
CHILHOOD OBESITY/CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:22pm Who is the most at risk?  Although overweight has increased for all children and adolescents over time, recent data indicate disparities among racial/ethnic groups.  • Non-Hispanic black girls and Mexican American girls are more likely to have high BMI for age than non-Hispanic white girls.  • Among boys, Mexican Americans are more likely ... Read on »
Weight Gain During Pregnancy & Childhood Obesity by Danielle2922 Posted Wed 29 Jan 2014 11:54pm One of favorite things about being involved with AdvoCare is the incredible trainings they provide on different topics- from financial education, debt freedom, personal growth & development and leadership, to various health issues. It is especially neat to me that they provide opportunities for distributors to meet the doctors, be trained ... Read on »
Childhood Obesity Linked with Mother's Weight by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 3:48pm I recently came across an article in the Pediatrics journal 2005 that is worth revisiting. The most important fact noted by the research is th following: "The results showed a significant relationship between the mother's pre-pregnancy weight and the weight of her child. The greatest determinant of a child's weight was the mother's weight during t ... Read on »