A Danish study shows that children born in a fatherless home are physiologically prone to obesity.
It's hard to burn enough calories sitting in front of a computer.
Children from one-parent families have higher odds of obesity than children from two-parent families.
Restore the traditional family and its mealtimes.
Research shows that more family meals are linked to less obesity.
Chronic loneliness is more damaging to health than obesity.
It's uncomfortable to admit, but childhood obesity often starts with family life patterns.
Kids from one-parent families are at greater risk of obesity and early onset puberty.
A study from the University of Montreal reveals that school-age children are 50 percent more likely to be overweight if they were in daycare between the ages of 18 months and four years.
"If you want your kids to sleep better and live a healthier lifestyle, get the technology out of the bedroom," says Canadian public health professor Paul Veugelers.
The war on fat is becoming a war on sugar, but what does it take to get people off fizzy drinks and juices that are loaded with the sweet stuff?
An intensive obesity-prevention program for Australian girls didn't lead to any improvements in their diet, physical activity or body weight a year later.
Is puberty before the age of 10 a “new normal” for girls? asks a long article in the New York Times magazine.
The Obama Administration has gone nuts. Literally. The czars fiddle with peanut vending machines while Washington burns ever deeper into multi-trillion dollar debt. But oh, it’s for the children.
Should parents of morbidly obese children lose custody of their children? Yes, argue some medical experts. They recommend that in some extreme cases, foster care is the most ethical path to take.
I have just taken another look at the Obama's Christmas present to the nation -- the nutrition bill
and I do not find it to my taste.
It's the unhappy battle over the McDonald’s Happy Meal, which Monet
Parham, mother of two and a health educator, says she just can't win.
With Michelle Obama heading up a new anti-obesity programme in the United States studies analysing the problem of childhood obesity are coming thick and fast.
Fast food, as we all know, tends to make you fat. But even slow food
cooked lovingly at home and eaten at the table could do the same if you
ate it too fast.