Wednesday, September, 01, 2010

Childhood Obesity Statistics

First Lady Calls for Fight Against Childhood Obesity

February 10, 2010
The First Lady, Michelle Obama, has started an initiative aimed at reducing childhood obesity. The "Let's Move" campaign is aimed at what families, communities, and other parties can do to reduce childhood obesity within one generation. President Obama signed a memorandum establishing a task force to tackle the problem.
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Expert & Community Posts

The Candidates on Childhood Obesity
By Craig Stoltz , Health Expert

...published a spectacular piece of journalism about the childhood obesity crisis . No one... Read more »

First Lady says, “Let’s Move" and Attack Childhood Obesity
By The HealthGal , Health Expert

...eyes.  The idea that Michelle Obama has made the childhood obesity crisis her major platform ... Read more »

Is your child at risk for childhood obesity?
By Deanne Stein , Health Expert

...that increasing physical activity can help combat childhood obesity. So why aren't we doing... Read more »

Childhood Obesity running out of Control - Parents Open Your Eyes
By Kenn Kihiu , Health Expert

...concerned about it.   Majority of our parents think childhood obesity is not a serious... Read more »

It's An Ambitious Goal: Eliminate Childhood Obesity in One Generation
By The HealthGal , Health Expert

...campaign to deal with the national health crisis, childhood obesity .  Her organic garden at... Read more »

Health Guide

Gastric Surgery for Severe Obesity
Obesity is a medical term meaning the storage of excess fat (adipose tissue) in the body. When a patient begins to have illnesses due to their weight, it is termed morbid obesity . Weight loss... Read more »
Article updated and reviewed by Hubert Chen, MD, Associate Director of Medical Sciences, Amgen Inc. and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine University of California, San Francisco on July 8,... Read more »
Muscular Dystrophy
There is no single disease called muscular dystrophy . The term designates a group of hereditary muscle-destroying disorders that vary in inheritance pattern, age of onset, initial muscles... Read more »
Protein C Deficiency
Protein C deficiency is a disorder characterized by an increased tendency to form blood clots . Protein C is a vitamin-K-dependent anticoagulant protein manufactured in the liver and... Read more »
A hernia is an abnormal protrusion, or bulging out, of part of an organ through the tissues that normally contain it. In this condition, a weak spot or opening in a body wall, often due to laxity... Read more »

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Dads' Parenting Styles Linked to Childhood Obesity
January 05, 2010

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The way fathers parent may determine whether their child becomes overweight or obese. A new Australian study looked at about... Read summary »

Childhood Obesity: Complex Problem
February 09, 2010

(Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- There's not just one cause for the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States, according to researchers... Read summary »

3 Family Habits May Slash Childhood Obesity Risk
February 10, 2010

Three traditional family habits may almost halve your child's risk of becoming obese, researchers say. Eating dinner as a family five times per week,... Read summary »

TV Food Advertisements and Childhood Obesity
January 05, 2010

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows overweight and obese children eat more after watching television food advertisements. Researchers from the... Read summary »

Study: Childhood obesity, diseases have quadrupled
January 06, 2010

According to a new study, childhood obesity and obesity-related diseases such as asthma and diabetes have quadrupled in the past 30 years. The... Read summary »