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Overweight and Obesity in Children by Chris Keith Posted Wed 19 Aug 2009 6:32pm Though there is no general agreement in the medical community on the definition of obesity in children, most professionals use the body mass index as a guideline. BMI, or Body Mass Index, indicates body weight measured in pound in proportion to the height measured in feet for adults. Studies have revealed that if an adult’s body mass index is 17-3 ... Read on »
Hypertension Can Be a Killer For Overweight/Obese Children Too by Linda Posted Sat 13 Feb 2010 12:00am Benicar, a drug used to treat hypertension in adults, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the same condition in children aged 6 to 16. In the U.S. now, 3.6 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, a number that’s risen in tandem with children’s weight. There may be many ... 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 »
The Effects of Overweight and Obesity on Children’s Health by Chris Keith Posted Wed 19 Aug 2009 6:32pm The first effects of high weight or obesity in children are emotional and psychological. These are soon followed by the physical effects on a child or adolescent’s health. Some of the emotional and psychological issues related to a child being overweight not only affect them through adolescence, but into adulthood. Teasing:Studies have ... Read on »
Children: obesity and overweight. by Marina C. Posted Thu 21 Oct 2010 7:44pm While I was waiting for my appointment I got one magazine and began reading . Then I came across one Brazilian study that says that in Brazil, nowadays, has 6% of the children with 15% over the ideal weight. At U.S.A. these numbers upper: 10%. But on the other hand, talking about overweight , Brazil has 22% of children that have their weight be ... Read on »
Most common medical causes of obesity and weight gain in children, teens by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted Wed 09 Sep 2009 10:38pm Moving on to number 8 on the  list of Top 10  culprits behind childhood obesity, we run into health problems -- sometimes there are hidden medical issues that make it very difficult to manage weight . Most common  medical issues  leading to weight gain in children or teens: Thyroid - Low levels of your thyroid hormone (a condition known ... Read on »
An Intense Program to Reduce Overweight and Obesity Among Children: Minutes From a Disappointed School Board by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 4:06pm Corpulencia School District Business/Work Session Minutes June 28, 2010 Call of Meeting to Order: Vera Lardy called the meeting to order at 6:03 PM Roll Call of Board Members: The following members were present: Max Podgy, Seymour Gross and Anita Diet. The following members were absent: Barry Atric (in the hospital getting surgery) ... Read on »
Should obese children have weight loss surgery? by WeightLossBuddy Posted Sat 08 May 2010 9:21am This month, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not it would be a healthy option for obese children to have bariatric surgeries. It seems like a very complicated topic as the alarmingly high number of obese children in America is a strong indicator of the alarmingly high rate of obesity amongst all of the people in our country. I ... Read on »
Overweight pregnant women risk producing children who will become obese by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 26 Oct 2009 11:01pm Being overweight when pregnant condemns children to a lifetime of obesity, according to new research from the US. Related News:Obese middle-aged women dramatically reduce their lifespanPregnant... Click on the title to read the post in full Read on »
Children's Obesity: Video Games & TV Linked to Weight Gain by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 7:34pm Note from Connie: Parents, watch out for those potentially problematic video games and TVs. Sure enough, sitting around on the couch watching the tube and pressing levers -- and snacking at the same time -- can really pack on the pounds. Check out Karen's post about this. My husband and I have often joked that if we ever have children, we’ll ... Read on »