Tag: childhood obesity

  1. On school days, adolescents obtained 55% of their daily physical activity at school, but a relatively low percentage of total time at school was found to be active time (4.8%). 2. Adolescent girls obtained less physical activity minutes per day than boys in all recorded locations except near school. Evidence...
1. Children of mothers who gained an excessive amount of weight during pregnancy, as well as those of mothers who gained a high amount of weight in the years following their pregnancy, had a greater risk of being overweight in childhood than children whose mothers gained either an inadequate...
1. Children counseled using a low-dose, higher frequency strategy ate more fruit and vegetables and had more active minutes than those counseled using typical low frequency, high-dose methods. 2. Compared to usual care, a strategy using frequent, low-dose support over a 2-year period was significantly more effective at reducing BMI...
1. Levels of moderate-to-vigorous activity were measured among girls in dance classes ranging over 7 different dance types. Although there were significant differences in activity level based on dance type in children, no differences in activity were observed for adolescents. 2. Across all types of dance except ballet, children were...
Pediatric patients who received dietary counseling and motivational interviewing from both primary care providers and registered dietitians had significantly reduced body mass index (BMI) compared to those receiving counseling from pediatricians alone and those who received routine care. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Obesity in the pediatric population is a significant problem...
1. Obese adolescents treated with residential supervision of diet and exercise showed improved endothelial function after 10 months compared to those treated as outpatients. 2. Residentially-treated adolescents showed improvement in their BMI and exercise capacity and a significant reduction in cardiovascular risk factors compared to the outpatient group.  Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Greater than one-third of United Kingdom (UK) children are overweight or obese, but increasing in obesity prevalence plateaued in the most recent decade for age groups under 11 years. 2. Obesity rates were still rising for the 11-15 year-old age group in the last decade and public health interventions...
1. A total of 72% of investigated dinners meant for toddlers (ages 12-36 months) were considered to have a high sodium content. 2. The large majority of infant and toddler snacks, desserts, and juice drinks included for study contained added sugar. Study Rundown: Previous research has shown that excess sodium intake...
1. Overweight and obese preschool-aged children who entered the federally funded Head Start program had significantly greater decreases in body mass index by the start of kindergarten than children from a comparison primary health care system. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study Rundown: Head Start is...
1. Sixty-five percent of studied fifth-graders who were obese in the fifth grade remained obese in the tenth grade.  2. Obese fifth-graders who came from homes of lower household education and those who perceived themselves as heavier than their ideal body weight were more likely to remain obese in the...