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Babies on milk cereal drinks are at risk of being overweight

Swedish researchers link milk cereal drinks that are very popular in the country, to risk of weight problems in children Using milk cereal drinks as...

Childhood obesity epidemic may be linked to Caesarean sections

JAMA study shows choice of delivery mode may influence risk of early childhood weight problem Could India's childhood obesity epidemic have anything to do with...

Obesity may increase kids’ chances of getting asthma

Study shows a strong correlation between childhood obesity and asthma Ten percent of pediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated. This...

Large babies of diabetic moms 3 times more prone to obesity

Study finds babies that are large for gestational age and born to mothers with gestational diabetes are at higher obesity risk Large babies born to...

Kids with autism like disorders 50% more likely to be obese

Study finds the risk increases with the severity of symptoms Children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 per cent...

Pregnant? Don’t eat for 2, weight gain can give baby diabetes

Eating for two is a myth, say researchers; excess weight during pregnancy could pave way for diabetes in babyThe traditional advice of eating for...

Squats push-ups could keep childhood obesity at bay

New research says strength training could help children in battling obesity Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises - such as squats, push ups and...

Disinfectant use could increase risk of childhood obesity

Early-life exposure to disinfectants may increase risk of childhood obesity through alterations in gut bacteria Commonly used household cleaning products could be making children overweight...

Video games, exergaming can reduce childhood obesity

GameSquad study shows children lose weight with video games, fitness coaching & step tracker Video games have long been accused of killing children's keenness to...

Obesity alone does not increase risk of death

A study by York University, Toronto, could change the way we think about obesity and healthResearchers have found that patients who have metabolically healthy...

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