• Kids' and Teens' Health News


  • Oct
    16
    To Burn Off Calories in This Soda Walk 5 Miles
    (HealthDay News) -- Alerting teens about how much walking or running they would have to do in order to burn off the calories in a soda or other sugary drink might convince them to choose a lower-calorie beverage, researchers say. "People don't really understand what it means to say a typical soda Read Article »
    Oct
    3
    The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies
    (HealthDay News) -- Cyberbullying and negative messages targeting overweight and obese people are common on social media, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed more than 1.3 million messages that contained the words "fat," "obese," "obesity" or "overweight." The messages were posted on Facebook Read Article »
    Jul
    31
    1 in 4 US Kids Underestimate Their Weight Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight kids don't see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report. In a new study, 27 percent of children and teens underestimated their weight. Fewer than 3 percent overestimated it. About 25 percent of Read Article »
    Jul
    30
    Make Kids Weight Loss a Family Affair Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests. Youngsters whose parents joined them in a supervised behavioral modification program gained less weight than their peers who were enrolled in a traditiona Read Article »
    Jul
    29
    Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research. Surveys of college-age women conducted from 1982 to 2012 also found a link between early dieting and later obesity and alcohol abuse. "The younger a Read Article »
    Jul
    24
    Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy
    (HealthDay News) -- Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study. The children of the families surveyed for the new research were attending an obesity clinic at the Hasbro Children' Read Article »
    Jul
    21
    Waistlines of US Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates. The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report. "Kids are n Read Article »
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