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Taste for sweets develops in infancy

A baby can develop strong eating habits before he or she even learns to walk or talk.

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 07:49pm EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, health, parenting,

30 percent of world is now fat; no country immune

Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 03:56am EDT

Tags: obese,

Report: Children's cereals pack a sugary punch

Children's cereals contain too much sugar and can contribute as much as 10 pounds of sugar to a child's diet a year, according to a new report.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 07:24pm EDT

Tags: cereal, sugar, Environmental Working Group

Tell daughters they have a weight problem, and someday they might

We worry about our kids being overweight, but telling girls they have a weight problem can be a self-fulfilling prophecy -- tell them it's true and soon it will be.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 09:31am EDT

Tags: Deborah Kotz

Research: Maryland city ranks as one of most obese in U.S.

One Maryland city may need to cut out some calories after new research ranked it among the most obese cities in the United States. The Washington, D.C., area ranked on another list.

Monday - 04/07/2014, 12:09pm EDT

Tags: Gallup, Healthways, Hagerstown, most obese cities, health, Sarah Beth Hensley

Parental affection may have an effect on kids' weight

The American Heart Association says that nearly one of every three American children is overweight. And one unexpected factor may have a lot to do with whether a child is overweight -- affection.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 08:25am EDT

Tags: overweight, kids, Mike Murillo

For overweight children, pairing video games with education is better than gym class

'Active' video games can not only help kids lose weight, they can be more effective than traditional gym classes when paired with counseling about food choices, a new study found.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:13pm EDT

Tags: Rohan Williamson, Xbox 360, weight loss

Has the U.S. obesity epidemic peaked?

The Centers for Disease Control says that from 2003 to 2012, overall obesity rates remained stable. And there was a big reduction in obesity in children between the ages of two and five.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 07:44am EDT

Tags: Merilee Kern, veronica robinson, childhood obesity

Study finds link between teen obesity and learning gap

A new study finds that obese teen girls perform worse on school standardized exams than girls with a healthy weight.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 01:27pm EDT

Tags: teens, learning, paula wolfson

Psychological impacts of obesity as 'disease'

How does labeling obesity a disease impact people psychologically? Two researchers explain.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:14am EST

Tags: disease, Psychological Science

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