Will You Grow up Fat? Obesity Can Be Predicted at Birth

  In the last 30 years childhood obesity rates have tripled over the years in US.  There is an urgent need to find out if obesity can be predicted earlier on. Latest research published in the journal PLOS ONE, provides handy tools for predicting childhood obesity in newborns. How will early prediction of obesity help?  Early [...]

Beating Obesity In Children – Should We Levy A Tax On Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (Pepsi, Coke, etc)

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Take Action against Obesity – Will a Soda Tax work? A series of reports on obesity were recently published in The Lancet, which state that since the cause of obesity has been reasonably identified, it is time to act to bring about a reversal of the condition or at least work together towards an obesity [...]

Fighting Childhood Obesity in America

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The Unites States of America is currently faced with a major epidemic amongst our youth with over 9 million children between the ages of 6-11 are classified as obese, that’s 15%!!  Read this article for facts.  There are in my opinion, some very simple solutions to solving this problem. One obvious way is getting our [...]

Childhood Obesity – Extent of Problem In America

I thought it would be useful to write a bit about Childhood obesity, a growing medical condition that affects children and adolescents. So here are some key points if you are wondering if your child is obese or are curious to know more about this growing public health crisis. A child is said to be [...]