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Children of migrants have lower obesity rates due to absent grandparents, study finds

Children of migrants have lower obesity rates due to absent grandparents, study finds

New analysis examines link beween sleep duration and cardiometabolic risk in young children

New analysis examines link beween sleep duration and cardiometabolic risk in young children

Small increase in children's physical activity could reduce obesity, avoid billions in medical costs

Small increase in children's physical activity could reduce obesity, avoid billions in medical costs

Study shows link between regular bedtimes, self-regulation in three-year-olds and later obesity

Study shows link between regular bedtimes, self-regulation in three-year-olds and later obesity

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

Early childhood routines linked to healthy development and lesser obesity risk

Early childhood routines linked to healthy development and lesser obesity risk

USDA announces grant to decrease impact of disasters

USDA announces grant to decrease impact of disasters

Brain responds differently to images of high-calorie foods in obese children, study finds

Brain responds differently to images of high-calorie foods in obese children, study finds

Cleveland-based study to explore how childhood obesity can be prevented before conception

Cleveland-based study to explore how childhood obesity can be prevented before conception

USDA announces $11 million funding for research projects that mitigate antimicrobial resistance

USDA announces $11 million funding for research projects that mitigate antimicrobial resistance

Researchers develop way to adjust BMI values for children of different ethnicities

Researchers develop way to adjust BMI values for children of different ethnicities

Smartphones can help parents, caregivers to improve health outcomes for kids, research shows

Smartphones can help parents, caregivers to improve health outcomes for kids, research shows

Study shows how ‘secondhand sugar’ can pass from mother to infant through breast milk

Study shows how ‘secondhand sugar’ can pass from mother to infant through breast milk

Team effort at school and home could help reduce childhood obesity rates

Team effort at school and home could help reduce childhood obesity rates

Excess lipoproteins, fatty acids may be linked to chronic kidney stones in children

Excess lipoproteins, fatty acids may be linked to chronic kidney stones in children

Teacher’s interaction may be cause of lower academic performance among obese female students

Teacher’s interaction may be cause of lower academic performance among obese female students

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Exposure to heightened air pollution increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Children’s BMI development and weight curve can be predicted at age one and five, research shows

Children’s BMI development and weight curve can be predicted at age one and five, research shows

Childhood asthma may increase obesity risk, study finds

Childhood asthma may increase obesity risk, study finds

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?