For kids who are overweight or obese, the everyday challenges of the teenage years can seem even greater. A recent study says that teens who are teased about their weight are more likely to become obese adults.
For teens who struggle with their weight, it can be easy for them — and their parents — to fret about the number they see on the bathroom scale. But a new set of guidelines says parents can help their teens by taking the focus off what they weigh and instead encouraging good eating habits.
For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It’s important for parents to know there’s long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese — it can lead to greater heart disease risk later in your child’s life. Childhood obesity has doubled in the past 30 years. … Read More
Want to get a real scare this Halloween? Fifteen of the most popular candy bars contain 21 grams of sugar each. Considering this, even a modest stash of candy could contain more than 1,200 calories, 175 grams of sugar (that’s over 11 tbsp of sugar) and 32 grams of fat. That’s the recipe for an … Read More
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Nature is cruel to obese children. Fat affects the function of key organ systems. It is associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It may also lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – the most common chronic liver disease in both children and adults. Cleveland Clinic has formed the Pediatric Preventive Cardiology and … Read More