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Promising strategies to control bad food choices

Promising strategies to control bad food choices

'Substantial' decline in obesity rates among pre-schoolers in the US

'Substantial' decline in obesity rates among pre-schoolers in the US

Women's pre-pregnancy obesity changes breast milk contents which can affect infant growth

Women's pre-pregnancy obesity changes breast milk contents which can affect infant growth

Pre-pregnancy maternal obesity may affect growth of breastfeeding infants

Pre-pregnancy maternal obesity may affect growth of breastfeeding infants

Overweight young children have a doubled risk of high blood pressure

Overweight young children have a doubled risk of high blood pressure

Study reveals increased odds of child obesity when mothers have obesity before conception

Study reveals increased odds of child obesity when mothers have obesity before conception

Study: Underweight boys and overweight girls have increased risk of depression

Study: Underweight boys and overweight girls have increased risk of depression

No lasting improvement in insulin secretion with diabetic medication

No lasting improvement in insulin secretion with diabetic medication

New home-based weight management intervention provides benefits to parents and children

New home-based weight management intervention provides benefits to parents and children

New case study provides definitive road map to bridge the gap between medicine and public health

New case study provides definitive road map to bridge the gap between medicine and public health

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds have lower levels of vigorous physical activity

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds have lower levels of vigorous physical activity

UNC program earns recognition as 'best evidence for impact' on obesity prevention in young children

UNC program earns recognition as 'best evidence for impact' on obesity prevention in young children

Study finds stark socio-economic inequalities in children's body mass index

Study finds stark socio-economic inequalities in children's body mass index

Common genetic variant associated with increased food intake and weight gain

Common genetic variant associated with increased food intake and weight gain

Study: Only half of U.S. children and adolescents have ideal cholesterol levels

Study: Only half of U.S. children and adolescents have ideal cholesterol levels

Study: Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese

Study: Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese

Public health concerns as MPs' connection to organization part-funded by tobacco industry revealed

Public health concerns as MPs' connection to organization part-funded by tobacco industry revealed

Researchers design resource manual to assess physical fitness, detect obesity among pre-school children

Researchers design resource manual to assess physical fitness, detect obesity among pre-school children

Study reveals contract mechanism that allow Coca-Cola to ‘quash’ health research

Study reveals contract mechanism that allow Coca-Cola to ‘quash’ health research

Genetic test for low birth weight on the horizon

Genetic test for low birth weight on the horizon