ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Are some children genetically tuned to be overweight, or is lifestyle to blame for childhood obesity?
Check-ups of 1,003 Michigan 6th graders in a school-based health program showed children who are obese were more likely to c…
A new analysis of a major study of childhood nutrition shows that early sexually-maturing girls are more likely than other girls to be obese, while in boys early developers are less likely to be obese than other males. Although previous studies have suggested that sexual maturity is associated with obesity in females, little was known about the relationship in boys until now
An Illinois researcher says recent reports citing childhood obesity as one of the nation’s latest health epidemics can be tied to cuts in physical education programs at school intended to boost children’s academic achievement.