Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more - and may contribute to weight problems, a new study has found. The research, led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and published in the latest International Journal of Obesity, also found that how snacks are presented (in a large or small container) has little influence on how much children snack.
In a new study published today in Obesity Science and Practice, researchers at Penn Medicine and the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity surveyed more than 18,000 adults enrolled in the commercial weight management program WW International, and found that participants who internalized weight bias the most tended to be younger, female, have a higher body mass index (BMI), and have an earlier onset of their weight struggle
A single-center study of 453 children in Germany with multiple sclerosis (MS) investigated the association of obesity with pediatric MS risk and with the response of first-line therapy in children with MS.
The large-scale genome-wide association study, led by UNC's Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., FAED, founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, and Gerome Breen, Ph.D., of King's College London suggests that the origins of the eating disorder include a combination of metabolic and psychiatric components.
A global study, led by researchers at King's College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought.
New research from the University of Plymouth shows that being able to see green spaces from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods.
A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital shows that labeling food choices in a hospital cafeteria with simple 'traffic-light' symbols indicating their relative health value was associated with a reduction in calories purchased by employees.
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and continues to rise globally, particularly for children living in poverty. But Leeds, England has seen a significant fall in obesity, particularly among the city's poorest and most disadvantaged children. The decline coincides with a strategy introduced in 2009 which aimed to tackle the obesity epidemic. At its heart was HENRY, an intervention designed to help parents provide their families with a healthier start in life.
New study analyzed 2 million birth records and 3,000 cancer registry records and found that children born to obese mothers were 57% more likely to develop cancer, independent of other factors. This finding offers a rare opportunity for childhood cancer prevention.
More than one-third of Americans are obese, and while more than 250,000 bariatric surgeries are performed annually in the United States, experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and 45 worldwide scientific and medical societies say surgery should be an option for many more patients. Dr. Stacy Brethauer says the standard criteria to qualify for bariatric surgery are nearly three decades old and are arbitrarily based on a patient's body mass index (BMI).