Avoid watching TV during meals to lower obesity risk

People who never watched TV or videos during family meals, were 37 percent less likely to be obese compared with adults who always watched TV. This correlation was independent of family meal frequency. The lowest risk of obesity was found among those whose family meals were both home-cooked and uninterrupted by TV or videos

Avoid watching TV during meals to lower obesity riskObesity is a risk factor for several diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancer. Researchers from the Ohio State University set out to examine the link between family meals and obesity risk. The study – carried out by Rachel Tumin, survey and population health analyst manager at the Ohio Colleges […]

Rapid weight gain in childhood can affects heart health in teenagers, finds study

Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood

Rapid weight gain in childhood can affects heart health in teenagers, finds studyExcessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease […]

‘Eat as per your requirement,’ Aamir Khan advice to fight against obesity

Childhood obesity is a rising problem in the state. In order to curb this epidemic and prevent childhood obesity. To address this problem, the government of Maharashtra and Dr Sanjay Borude launched a website which will help provide free consultations for children suffering from obesity. Aamir Khan was the chief of this function. At the event, he shared how the importance of maintaining a healthy diet

‘Eat as per your requirement,’ Aamir Khan advice to fight against obesity“If you want to solve the problem of obesity, eat as per your requirement. You are what you eat. Our health depends on what we eat and the nutrition that we get. It is important to eat fresh and healthy food and avoiding overeating. I realised this after along time, that is why I now […]

Cardiologists recommend less screen time, more physical activity for kids

According to a new scientific advisory statement release by the American Heart Association, time spent on ‘screens’ (computers, phones, tablets, video games, television and other outlets) is associated with increased hours of inactivity in children and teens, which has long been associated with poor cardiovascular health and obesity

Cardiologists recommend less screen time, more physical activity for kidsWhen it comes to childhood obesity, sedentary behaviour may be the most influential and controllable factor that parents can change, especially through managing screen time, according to a new American Heart Association Science Advisory. In particular, the AHA Obesity Committee recommends removing TVs and other screens from bedrooms and excluding them from meal times, creating […]

TV in children’s room increases risk of obesity

Girls who had TVs in their bedrooms at the age of seven were 30 per cent more likely to be overweight when they were 11, compared to children who did not have TVs in their bedrooms. For boys, the risk was increased by about 20 per cent

TV in children’s room increases risk of obesityChildren who have TVs in their bedrooms are more likely to be overweight than those who do not, a study by University College London scientists suggests. For girls in particular, they found the longer spent watching TV, the more likely children were to put on weight. Researchers say there is now an urgent need to […]

Rising childhood obesity can be a cause for serious hip disease in adolescents

A recent research has shown that childhood obesity is the major risk factor for a serious condition that may lead to deformity of the hip

Rising childhood obesity can be a cause for serious hip disease in adolescentsNew research suggests that rising childhood obesity rates are causing more adolescents to develop a debilitating hip disease requiring urgent surgery. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is a disease that occurs amongst teenagers, affecting 1 in 2,000 children. The hip deforms, and sometimes completely collapses, causing pain and life-long disability. Early recognition and treatment of […]

#WorldObesityDay: ‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Given below are healthy eating habits that you can include in your day to day life

#WorldObesityDay: ‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’While passing by a school or a college, as an observer, I found that six out of ten young children and adolescents are obese. Even those who do not look obese or rather thin also carry high body fat – the unhealthiest tissue of the body; additionally very less muscle mass- the healthiest tissue of […]

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids

A mother’s example could be instrumental in a child maintaining a healthy weight, suggests new research published in The BMJ

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids“Living a healthy lifestyle can not only help adults to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, but also can exert health benefits to their offspring,”said Dr Qi Sun from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Mothers have a powerful influence over their children’s lifestyle choices, but it’s […]

Kids will be ‘brand ambassadors,’ of the fight against childhood obesity

15,000 school Kids from Pune schools to spread awareness by drawing their thoughts on obesity

Kids will be ‘brand ambassadors,’ of the fight against childhood obesityIndia has the second highest number of obese children in the world after China; according to a study, around 14.4 million kids in India have excess weight. Globally, over two billion children are suffering from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from this health condition. Obesity […]

Caffeine intake during pregnancy can increase risk of childhood obesity

A new study has shown that babies carry a 30 per cent increased risk of being overweight when they are exposed to two cups of coffee daily while within the mother’s womb. If the mothers were consuming more than three cups of coffee a day while they were pregnant, the babies were 66 per cent more likely to become overweight

Caffeine intake during pregnancy can increase risk of childhood obesityConsuming caffeine during pregnancy may increase the risk for obesity in childhood, researchers report. A Norwegian study, in BMJ Open, involved 50,943 mother-infant pairs. The mothers reported their caffeine intake at 22 weeks of pregnancy, and the researchers followed their children over the next eight years. After adjusting for other variables, the scientists found that […]
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