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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 »
    Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity Study Contends
    (HealthDay News) -- Firstborn girls are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than their younger sisters, results of a new study suggest. Firstborns had 29 percent greater odds of being overweight and 40 percent greater odds of being obese than sisters born second, the researchers sa Read Article »
    American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins
    (HealthDay News) -- American kids have a harder time controlling their weight than their counterparts to the north, a new U.S. study indicates. About 17.5 percent of U.S. kids aged 3 to 19 are obese, compared with 13 percent of Canadian children the same age, according to statistics from the U.S. Read Article »
    Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens Mental Health
    (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery may improve obese teens' mental health, a new study finds. The research included 88 severely obese Swedish teens who had the weight-loss surgery known as gastric bypass. They were between the ages of 13 and 18. Researchers followed up with the teens for tw Read Article »
    Obese Kids a Universal Target for Bullies
    (HealthDay News) -- "Being fat" is seen as the most common reason why children are bullied, a new study reveals. Researchers who surveyed more than 2,800 adults in the United States, Canada, Iceland and Australia said at least 70 percent of respondents believed that weight was a common reason for Read Article »
    Schools Out Fattening Behaviors Are In
    (HealthDay News) -- Your kids probably will eat more sugar, watch more TV and eat fewer vegetables over summer vacation, a new study finds. These weight-gaining behaviors are common for both rich and poor children, the researchers said. "Although obesity-promoting behaviors are generally more Read Article »
    Many Overweight or Obese Teens Dont See the Problem
    (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese teens don't believe they have a weight problem, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed data on about 5,000 teens. They were between 13 and 15 years of age, and they all lived in the United Kingdom. The teens had been asked about their weight and if t Read Article »
    Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who were overweight as children and teens may have a greater risk of colon cancer, no matter what their current weight, a new study cautions. Researchers analyzed data from more than 75,000 American women and more than 34,000 American men. Over an average of 22 years, 2, Read Article »
    US Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food
    (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds. Among kids aged 4 to 19, national health and nutrition surveys showed that average daily calorie c Read Article »
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