Researchers have developed an algorithm that uses traditional risk factors to predict whether a newborn will develop obesity as a child.
In utero exposure to COVID-19 may increase obesity risk in children
Children exposed to maternal COVID-19 during pregnancy showed lower birth weight, lower birth BMI, and accelerated postnatal weight gain, compared with those unexposed.
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.
Butyrate effective for treating pediatric obesity
In a recent study, reductions in body mass index along with further beneficial effects were found when using oral butyrate supplementation for treating pediatric obesity.
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.
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