Facebook, Twitter, and other Internet-based technologies can be effective weapons in the fight against childhood obesity.
Improving built environments could help address adolescent obesity
Built environments, but not social and economic environments, were negatively associated with BMI and overweight or obesity status, with a stronger association among adolescents with longer exposure to their built environment.
Addressing atypical anorexia: Part 1
Contemporary Pediatrics sat down with Dr. Erin Harrop, an assistant professor at University of Denver in Colorado and a licensed medical social worker to talk about atypical anorexia nervosa, including diagnostic challenges.
Treating pediatric obesity
In part 1 of our obesity series, Katherine H. Saunders, MD, DABOM, discusses methods of treating pediatric obesity, including medicines approved by the FDA and the advantages of Intellihealth.
School-based physical activity can curb childhood obesity rates
A study from Slovenia suggests a physical activity intervention that would require physical activity every day while at school was effective for reducing BMI and reversing obesity in young children.
Problems with alcohol increase after weight-loss surgery in adolescence
Youth who underwent metabolic and bariatric surgery as teenagers are at heightened risk for alcohol use, according to a recent study.
Sugary drinks tax may be effective in preventing childhood obesity
A sugary drinks tax in England may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in older girls, but had no significant association with obesity levels in year six boys or younger children.
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