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Quarter of Wegovy-Treated Teens With Obesity Return to Normal Weight

Overall, nearly half dropped below threshold for obesity

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Can Michelle Obama's Drinks for Kids Help Tackle Pediatric Obesity?

Water and milk may be best, but is there value in trying to change industry from within?

May 09, 2023
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Insulin Resistance Risk Much Higher for Kids With Obesity

Waist-to-hip-ratio, waist circumference can aid in predicting IR, researcher says

May 07, 2023
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Bone Density Loss Seen After Bariatric Surgery in Teens

Weight-bearing activity post-surgery is key, researchers say

Apr 19, 2023
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Longer Family Meals Are Healthier Meals for Kids

Just 10 minutes made a significant difference in how much fruits, veggies were eaten

Apr 03, 2023
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Can Mothers Pass Obesity on to Daughters?

Approaches to addressing body weight and composition should start early in life, researcher says

Mar 21, 2023
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Time-Restricted Eating No Better Than Cutting Calories Alone for NAFLD

Randomized trial from China suggests no advantage to eating within an 8-hour window

Mar 17, 2023
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Infant Formula Claims; COVID Reinfection Protection

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Feb 25, 2023
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Kids' BMIs Dropped After Federal School Lunch Overhaul

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 had a quick impact

Feb 13, 2023
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Kids With High Step Count, Less Screen Time See Lower Obesity Risk

But study suggests more steps alone may not be enough to offset effects of higher screen use

Feb 09, 2023
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Extended BMI Charts Help Address the Pediatric Obesity Crisis

They provide an important tool for screening and managing patients

Jan 28, 2023
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In New Pediatric Obesity Guidelines, Lifestyle Modifications Get Short Shrift

Need to go beyond weight, BMI for broader picture of health, emphasizes Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH

Jan 24, 2023
AAP Guidelines: 'Watchful Waiting' No Longer the Right Call for Child Obesity

Immediate interventions can ward off worse outcomes later, according to guideline authors

Jan 09, 2023
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Wegovy OK'd for Teens With Obesity

New indication for popular weight-loss injectable

Dec 29, 2022
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