obesity 

Doctor: Some Parents Too Fat to Have Kids

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A physician has a revolutionary new concept for helping obese children lose literally hundreds of pounds of dangerous fat.
Remove their parents. Some people are too fat to have kids, David Ludwig, an obesity ...
Want to lose ugly fat? Remove the parents, opinion piece declares.

When Schools Report Students' Weight to Parents, Changes Seldom Happen, Study Finds

Researcher says schools should be more pro-active when it comes to notifying parents of obese children. Credit: John Moore, Getty Images So, your kid got an B- in math, a C in science and totally flunked when it came to his weight last...Researcher says schools should be more pro-active when it comes to notifying parents of obese children.

To Fight Obesity, Even Babies Should Exercise

Credit: Keith Brofsky, AP LONDON (AP) - In a new campaign against obesity, the British government issued guidelines on Monday saying that children under the age of five - including those who can't even walk yet - should exercise every ...The British government issued guidelines on Monday saying that children under the age of five — including those who can't even walk yet — should exercise every day.

Sexual Assault Victims Often Lose Coping Skills

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Young girls who are sexually assaulted often grow up less able to deal with stress and are prone to depression, obesity, anxiety and other mental and emotional problems.
MSNBC reports researchers from the Univer...
Consequences of incest stretch far into adult years.

Pregnancy Weight Loss Can Be Safe for Obese Women

Severely obese women who lost weight, rather than gaining the recommended amount, had less need for C-sections and were less likely to deliver large newborns. Credit: Getty Images According to a new study that seems to buck traditional...Severely obese women (those with a BMI of 40 or higher) could actually benefit from losing weight.

Florida Ob-Gyns Turning Away Overweight Women

Some obstetricians are refusing to see women who are obese. Credit: Getty Images
The modern Hippocratic Oath states in part:
"I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings,...
Doctors say exam tables can't take the strain of the horizontally challenged.

Using a Bottle at Age 2 Can Mean Obese by Kindergarten, Study Finds

Kids still drinking from a bottle at the age of two could end up obese. Credit: Getty Images Back away from the bottle. Researchers have found many clues as to what helps make kids fat, and the latest is serving your toddler a bottle...If your 2-year-old still drinks a bottle, she could end up obese by 5 1/2.

Overweight Moms, Children Think They're Thinner Than They Really Are, Study Shows

Watch Videos of Four Families Striving To Meet Their Fitness Goals!
Nearly half of moms with fat kids thought their children were at a healthy weight. Credit: Getty Images
Yes, those pants make you look fat.
Actually, to be hone...
New study says nearly half of moms with fat kids think they're kids are at a healthy weight.

Junk Food Ads and Childhood Obesity

Kids are bombarded by advertising for junk food and fast food everywhere they turn. Credit: Corbis Even when marketed as "now with real juice!" or "contains 10 essential vitamins," a sugary soda with 300 calories just isn't good for yo...Kids are bombarded by advertising for junk food and fast food everywhere they turn.

First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates the First Year of 'Let's Move!'

Michelle Obama discussed the Let's Move! campaign on the "Today" show on Feb. 9, 2011. Credit: Peter Kramer, AP Photo/NBC Universal, Inc. Today marks the first anniversary of Let's Move!, the comprehensive initiative launched last year...The first lady says she wants kids to understand that "exercise" is just a code word for "play."

What Makes Kids Fat? Here's the Latest Answer

Feeding babies solid food before 4 months can lead to childhood obesity, a new study says. Credit: Getty Why do kids get fat? What a dumb question. The answer is obvious: lack of sleep. No, that's not right. Kids actually get fat ...New study offers another new explanation for childhood obesity.

Study Links Working Moms to Fat Kids

Moms who work may have heavier kids. Credit: Getty All you working mothers can quit feeling guilty about leaving your children as you head to the office. The kids are fat and happy. Well, fat anyway. Researchers say the more ye..."Mommy's working late again. Can we have Twinkies for dinner like last night?"

More Parents Putting Babies on Diets

A chubby baby used to be considered healthy, but now is often looked at as a health risk waiting to happen. Credit: Keith Brofsky, Getty Images
It used to be that a pudgy baby was a joy to behold, with chubby cheeks just begging to be pinched by ...
In an extreme case earlier this year in Washington state, a couple was found guilty of starving their baby by putting laxatives in her bottle so she wouldn't gain weight.

Would You Put Your Baby on a Diet?

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Childhood obesity is a big problem in America. But baby obesity? Really? According to Time magazine, some parents are putting their babies on diets. Not teens, not tweens, but actual babies who ...
Childhood obesity is a big problem in America. But baby obesity? Really?

Will You Eat Healthy This Thanksgiving?

Are you counting calories this Thanksgiving? Credit: Mitch Hrdlicka, Getty Images Thanksgiving is about three things -- football, family and food. (Not necessarily in that order.) Let's focus on the food. There has been a lot of t...

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