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Importance of physical education in schools to combat childhood obesity

Importance of physical education in schools to combat childhood obesity

Computerised treatment for teaching obese teenagers how to eat healthily

Computerised treatment for teaching obese teenagers how to eat healthily

BMA unhappy that OFCOM has not recommended a ban on all food advertising to children

BMA unhappy that OFCOM has not recommended a ban on all food advertising to children

Children and adolescents who consistently watch television for 2 hours or more a day are at an increased risk of being overweight

Children and adolescents who consistently watch television for 2 hours or more a day are at an increased risk of being overweight

Obese parents are the greatest influence for childhood obesity

Obese parents are the greatest influence for childhood obesity

First study to examine the probability of obesity in preschoolers according to their mother’s weight early in her pregnancy

First study to examine the probability of obesity in preschoolers according to their mother’s weight early in her pregnancy

Confirmation of what we all suspected, electronic gaming is making kids fat

Confirmation of what we all suspected, electronic gaming is making kids fat

Some low income parents have considered doing something illegal to feed their kids

Some low income parents have considered doing something illegal to feed their kids

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

Free TV Australia today called on the ALP to reconsider imposing bans on food advertising in children’s programs

Free TV Australia today called on the ALP to reconsider imposing bans on food advertising in children’s programs

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Junk food manufacturers should be banned from targeting unhealthy products at children

Junk food manufacturers should be banned from targeting unhealthy products at children

England has witnessed the fastest growth in obesity in Europe

England has witnessed the fastest growth in obesity in Europe

UK House of Commons Health Committee publishes its long-awaited Report on obesity

UK House of Commons Health Committee publishes its long-awaited Report on obesity

Rise in type 2 diabetes rates linked to fizzy drinks

Rise in type 2 diabetes rates linked to fizzy drinks

Blood pressure screening for children should start at age 3, according to the latest government diagnosis and treatment guidelines

Blood pressure screening for children should start at age 3, according to the latest government diagnosis and treatment guidelines

People with pre-diabetes can make changes to prevent serious illness

People with pre-diabetes can make changes to prevent serious illness

1 in every 10 children worldwide is obese

1 in every 10 children worldwide is obese

Indiana awards over $220,000 across state to increase physical activity this summer

Indiana awards over $220,000 across state to increase physical activity this summer

Children don't understand physical activity and health messages

Children don't understand physical activity and health messages