The aim of this study was to examine the differences in diet, physical activity, and weight status among children living in rural and urban America and to study the roles of obesity-related behaviors in residence-based differences in childhood obesity.
Children who bask in the nighttime glow of a TV or computer don’t get enough rest and suffer from poor lifestyle habits, new research from the University of Alberta has shown.
Deepening the mystery surrounding the health effects of bisphenol A, a large new study has linked high levels of childhood and adolescent exposure to the industrial chemical to higher rates of obesity — in white children only.
General obesity is an epidemic. But it's possible to experience belly fat without being generally obese with fat enlarged torso, arms, and legs that demand waddling while walking.
For years now, sugar's been a dirty word. It's been blamed for everything from obesity, heart disease and diabetes to tooth decay and acne. But there's something they don't know.
Many Americans think that people's individual decisions — not societal factors — are to blame for the obesity epidemic, but this is an oversimplified view that could hinder progress toward obesity prevention, researchers argue in a new editorial.
While it's obvious that children (and even adults) who like fruits and vegetables are more likely to eat them, researchers are trying to identify the pivotal variable that causes individuals to like them.
You have no doubt heard about the obesity epidemic among humans, but believe it or not, the animal kingdom is also battling the bulge, and what's more, veterinarians and researchers see lots of similarities between the species that could lead to better outcomes for both man and beast.
Waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR) may be a better predictor of all-cause mortality in older adults vs body mass index (BMI), according to the results of a study reported in the October issue of the Annals of Epidemiology.
So, in New York, Mayor Bloomberg had a plan to limit the size of sugary drinks (soda) to curtail the obesity epidemic.