• Kids' and Teens' Health News


  • 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 »
    Jul
    9
    Kids Still Getting Too Much Screen Time CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds. In two national surveys of children aged 12 to 15 years, researchers at the U.S. Center Read Article »
    Jun
    12
    When Schools Out Weight Can Pile On
    (HealthDay News) -- As the school year ends, many children feel they're gaining two months of freedom. But new research suggests many will gain something else: unwanted weight. Between June and August, many U.S. kids pack on excess pounds, particularly if they're overweight to begin with, accordi Read Article »
    Jun
    11
    Parents Sleep May Affect Childs Risk of Obesity Study
    (HealthDay News) -- The amount of sleep parents get may affect whether their children get enough sleep to protect them from becoming overweight or obese, according to a new study. "We viewed how long parents slept and how long children slept as part of a household routine and found that they real Read Article »
    Jun
    5
    Kids Obesity Risk Rises With Parents Divorce Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Kids face many challenges when their parents divorce, and their struggles often include excessive weight gain, new research suggests. Boys are especially prone to excess weight in the wake of divorce, according to the study of 3,000 third-graders in Norway. These boys were Read Article »
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