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Fathers' increased involvement with caregiving linked to decreased odds of childhood obesity

Fathers' increased involvement with caregiving linked to decreased odds of childhood obesity

Researchers find link between lutein levels in the eye and cognition, achievement in childhood

Researchers find link between lutein levels in the eye and cognition, achievement in childhood

Study explores factors, patterns that predict use of restrictive feeding for children

Study explores factors, patterns that predict use of restrictive feeding for children

Obesity and overweight epidemic – A study from 195 countries over quarter of a century

Obesity and overweight epidemic – A study from 195 countries over quarter of a century

Prebiotics may be new weapon in the fight against childhood obesity

Prebiotics may be new weapon in the fight against childhood obesity

Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to obesity in children

Room sharing between babies and mothers linked to less sleep, unsafe sleeping practices

Room sharing between babies and mothers linked to less sleep, unsafe sleeping practices

Study finds parent-based obesity treatment without their children could be used to tackle childhood obesity

Study finds parent-based obesity treatment without their children could be used to tackle childhood obesity

Obesity in childhood has lasting health effects on the body

Obesity in childhood has lasting health effects on the body

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