Tag: childhood obesity

1. The prevalence of infants with high weight-for-length ratios increased from 13.4% in 2000 to 14.5% in 2004, remained constant from 2004 to 2010, and decreased to 12.3% in 2014 2. Significant differences were found across race-ethnicity groups, with higher incidences of high weight-for-length ratios in American Indian and Hispanic...
While children in nonparental care had higher BMIs at different intervals than children in parental care, when controlling for confounding variables, this difference was not significant. Evidence Rating Level: 2 Study Rundown: Several observational studies have been published to demonstrate that children who receive nonparental childcare are at increased risk of...
1. In this multi-center, prospective cohort study, adolescent patients undergoing bariatric surgery demonstrated improved functional mobility and reduced subjective musculoskeletal pain post-operatively at 6, 12, and 24 months. 2. The longer term effects of these changes, however, are not well characterized at this point, given the predisposition for weight gain...
1. The current prevalence of obesity among all children aged 2 to 19 years was 17.0% in the period between 2013 and 2014, with a 5.8% prevalence of extreme obesity. 2. Since 1988, rates of obesity in children 2 to 5 years old increased until 2004 and then decreased. Evidence Rating...
1. Among popular celebrities endorsing products, food and beverages were the second most commonly endorsed category after consumer goods. 2. The vast majority of endorsed beverages were sugar-sweetened, while endorsed foods were nutrient poor and energy dense. Study Rundown: The marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to youth is a significant...
1. Boys and older children were shown to consume more total calories as well as total calories from sweet foods after they had reached satiety. 2. Children who consumed more calories and were upset when their desserts were taken away at 27 months were more likely to have higher BMIs...
1. In a study examining childhood obesity in children ages 2 to 5 from 2003 to 2012, findings suggest that the decrease in obesity rate was associated with the decrease in the positive association of age and obesity status during the study period. 2. The decline in obesity was not...
1. Compared to nonparticipants, children whose families were using the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), had a significant increase in diet quality after a 2009 program revision. 2. Among WIC participants, there was an increase in Healthy Eating Index (HEI-2010) scores on 24-hour diet recalls...
1. From 1999 to 2012, there was a significant linear trend of decreasing metabolic syndrome severity and of increasing Body Mass Index (BMI) z scores and HDL levels among U.S. adolescents. 2. Over the same time period, there was a significant decrease in overall calorie and carbohydrate consumption, and an...
1. Warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) increased primary caregiver awareness regarding the adverse health effects and sugar content in these beverages. 2. There was no significant difference in parent decisions among variations in the text of warning labels and all warning labels significantly decreased the number of parents that...