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    Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to high levels of a widely used industrial chemical appears to increase a child's risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The research included information on just over 200 Cincinnati mothers and their children. The findings showed that youngsters whose mo Read Article »
    Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease
    (HealthDay News) -- Obese children can develop signs of heart abnormalities as young as age 8, which might drive up their risk for early death as adults, new research suggests. "It is both surprising and alarming to us that even the youngest obese children in our study who were 8 years old had ev Read Article »
    Children of Stressed Parents May Be Prone to Obesity
    (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic children are more likely to be obese if their parents have high levels of stress, a new study suggests. Researchers compared obesity rates of Hispanic children in Chicago, Miami, New York City and San Diego with their parents' levels of stress at home and at work. Read Article »
    For Teens Late Bedtime May Lead to Weight Gain
    (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have a new reason to take their parents' advice and go to bed early. Staying up late on weeknights may increase a teen's risk of becoming overweight over time, a new study says. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 3,300 American teens and found th Read Article »
    Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease Diabetes
    (HealthDay News) -- Children who are severely obese, especially boys, have risk factors that increase their odds of getting heart disease and diabetes, new research finds. "As the severity of obesity in kids gets worse, their risks for heart disease and diabetes goes up," said study author Ashele Read Article »
    Girls Who Are Impulsive Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain
    (HealthDay News) -- Girls who are impulsive and have difficulties planning at age 10 may tend to gain more weight as they enter puberty, and binge eating may be a common path to that result, new research suggests. Girls at age 10 with poorer "executive function" -- characterized in part by proble Read Article »
    Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids Fast Food Meals
    (HealthDay News) -- A New York City bill to improve the nutrition of children's fast food meals could reduce the average calories and improve the nutrition of these meals, a new study claims. The bill proposed by New York City Council member Benjamin Kallos would require fast food meals marketed Read Article »
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