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Childhood obesity linked to increased risk of adult cardiovascular and metabolic...

New Rochelle, NY, November 19, 2010 -- Mounting evidence linking childhood obesity to an increasing risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other cardiovascular and metabolic disorders in adulthood is clearly presented in a comprehensiv...

More effective weight control strategies are urgently needed

New Rochelle, NY, September 17, 2010 -- September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, drawing attention to the epidemic of obesity among children and adolescents in the United States. A multidisciplinary approach to assessment and interve...

‘Obesity is a family illness’: Research offers clues on how to...

The first step in addressing the obesity epidemic is to teach parents of young children how to eat right, according to new Saint Louis University research published in this month's issue of Preventive Medicine. "Obesity is a family illness," says Debra Haire-Joshu, Ph.D., principle investigator and director of the Obesity Prevention Center at Saint Louis University School of Public Health. "Children typically are not born obese. They learn to become obese in an environment that encourages it. If parents are eating poorly, that's what they're providing their children."

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