The bedrock of good health as well as successful weight maintenance is physical activity. Whether you have lost weight and are struggling to keep it off or seeking to avoid weight gain from occurring...Read more
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In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) appointed a commission to prepare a report on the prevention of childhood obesity. The Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) Commission report was submitted to the WHO in January,...Read more
A young student recently commented: “Obesity is a very popular disease, especially in America.” In the U.S., school-aged children are at significant risk for obesity. School kids are growing, their brains and bodies are developing,...Read more
Nearly 2 out of every 3 children who are obese by the time they enter kindergarten will remain obese through 8th grade. Intervening in infancy and early childhood to prevent obesity is an urgent...Read more
The risk of obesity can be passed from one generation to the next. This transmission can be genetic — the sequence of genes — or it can be “epigenetic” — the result of behavioral...Read more
The Ending Childhood Obesity — ECHO — Commission report to the World Health Organization (WHO) advocates implementation of comprehensive programs that promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviors in children and teens. Both boys...Read more
The Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) Commission report to the World Health Organization (WHO) offers 9 recommendations to encourage healthy eating and discourage consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages by children and teens. In addition to...Read more