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Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Declining, Study Suggests

Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Declining, Study Suggests

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Have parents and pediatricians gotten the message about the dangers of obesity in young kids?  A new study out Tuesday suggests that the obesity rates of kids ages 2 to 4 may be declining for the first time in 1…

Obese Kids as Young as Six at Risk of Heart Issues

Obese Kids as Young as Six at Risk of Heart Issues

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Obese kids, even as early as age six, can start showing changes to their heart muscles that could lead to problems later, a new review of previously published studies shows. And some obese kids had elevated blood …

After Foster Care, Weight Loss, Obese Boy Returned to Mother’s Care

After Foster Care, Weight Loss, Obese Boy Returned to Mother’s Care

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — An Ohio boy has been returned to his mother’s care more than five months after he was placed in foster care by county officials who said his mother wasn’t doing enough to control his weight, reports the …

Child Obesity Grows: School Desks Too Small for Heavier US Kids

Child Obesity Grows: School Desks Too Small for Heavier US Kids

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s starting to show in U.S. classrooms as more children are proving too la…

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