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Too Much TV Put Extra Pounds on Your Preschooler
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2006
In a new study, researchers found that preschool-age children who are exposed to more than two hours of TV a day are three times as likely to be overweight than kids who watch two or fewer hours of TV daily.


Waist Circumference Predicts Insulin Resistance in Children and Adolescents
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006
Waist circumference predicts insulin resistance independently of body-mass index (BMI) in children and adolescents.


Half of U.S. Children Have Diabetes Risk Factors
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2006
The study, of 1,740 eighth-graders at 12 U.S. schools, found that half were overweight or on the verge of becoming overweight -- one of the main risk factors for type 2 diabetes

Childhood Tummy Fat Predicts Diabetes And Heart Trouble for Girls
Posted: Monday, November 21, 2005
The scientists concluded in an article appearing in the scientific journal Pediatrics that having a larger waistline at the beginning of adolescence meant a 16 percent increase in the likelihood that by the time she was 18 or 19 a girl would be at risk of having diabetes or heart trouble.

An even more striking result was that girls who had larger-than-average waistlines as adolescents but trimmed down by the time they were young women were not at increased risk of the two chronic diseases.


Big Babies at Risk of Obesity Later in Life
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2005
Results of a systematic literature review show that large infants or those who grow rapidly during infancy are at increased risk of obesity during childhood and adulthood

Waist Circumference Can Predict Insulin Resistance Syndrome in Children
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2005
In children age six to 13 years, the strongest predictors of insulin resistance are WC and systolic BP.

The investigators suggest that measuring children's WC should be incorporated into routine clinical practice.



'Food Police' Have to Admit That Caloric Intake Not to Blame for Childhood Obesity
Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2005
Lack of physical activity is the real culprit according to a new study.



Incidence of Diagnosed Diabetes Jumped 41% in US
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
In 2003 alone, nearly 60% of new cases were obese, and an additional 30% were overweight. After adjusting for age, the researchers found that diabetes incidence increased significantly among non-Hispanic whites, those with at least a high school education, nonsmokers, and obese persons

Super-Sizing Asian Americans
Posted: Monday, November 15, 2004
Percentage of low-income Asian and Pacific Islander children in California who are overweight more than doubled between 1994 and 2003, from 7 percent to 15 percen. tLow-income Asian and Pacific Islander children in California are becoming overweight at an alarming rate -- and will soon catch up to low-income white, black and Latino children in the proportion who are overweight or obese, according to research reported at the 5th Asian American Cancer Control Academy. The percentage

Super-Sizing Asian Americans
Posted: Monday, November 15, 2004

Percentage of low-income Asian and Pacific Islander children in California who are overweight more than doubled between 1994 and 2003, from 7 percent to 15 percent.

Low-income Asian and Pacific Islander children in California are becoming overweight at an alarming rate -- and will soon catch up to low-income white, black and Latino children in the proportion who are overweight or obese

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