1 in 25 Children In England Have Been Classified As ‘Severely Obese’

1 in 25 Children In England Have Been Classified As ‘Severely Obese’

In England, obesity rates have risen among children and it is concerning health officials. Children between the ages of 10-11 years old have been classified as severely overweight. Defining Childhood Obesity According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity is measured by using the body mass index (BMI) tool. BMI is determined by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. For children and teenagers, the BMI is age and gender specific. When deducing a child’s BMI, their weight status is determined by using age and…

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Dear parents, take note. Bariatric surgery may halve heart disease risk in obese teens

Dear parents, take note. Bariatric surgery may halve heart disease risk in obese teens

Bariatric surgery can cut in half the risk of premature heart disease and stroke in teenagers with severe obesity, a study has found. The study, based on a prediction model, showed that prior to bariatric surgery the overall risk of a severely obese teen having a fatal or non-fatal heart attack, stroke, heart failure or other heart disease event over a 30-year period was 8 per cent on average. One year after surgery, the risk of a heart disease event would be cut in half — to 4 per cent…

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Dear parents, take note. Children who snore are likelier to grow up into obese adults

Dear parents, take note. Children who snore are likelier to grow up into obese adults

If your child snores, don’t ignore it. It could lead to some serious health trouble later in life. A team of researchers has shed some light on the vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring. Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children’s metabolic characteristics – including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease – in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence. Led by endocrinologist Christos…

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Obese Couples May Face Difficulty in Achieving Pregnancy, Can Take 50% Longer Than Others

Obese Couples May Face Difficulty in Achieving Pregnancy, Can Take 50% Longer Than Others

“Our results indicate that fertility specialists may want to consider couples’ body compositions when counseling patients,” Rajeshwari Sundaram of Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development was quoted by IANS. Overall, close to 40% of the men and 30% percent of the women were obese. The participating couples also had a sedentary lifestyle with most engaging in physical activity less than once a week. Few other factors that were taken into account during the course of the investigation included smoking habits, cholesterol and blood pressure status…

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Why Obese Individuals Lack Motivation to Exercise

Why Obese Individuals Lack Motivation to Exercise

Feeling too lazy to hit the gym or follow an exercise routine? Your altered dopamine receptors — critical for movement — may be the reason behind your lack of motivation rather than excess body weight, a new study has suggested. The study challenged a common belief that obese animals do less physical activity, because carrying extra body weight is physically disabling. “We know that physical activity is linked to overall good health, but not much is known about why people or animals with obesity are less active,” said Alexxai V….

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Summer Breaks Make American Kids Obese: Study

Summer Breaks Make American Kids Obese: Study

American children are at greater risk of becoming overweight or obese during summer vacation than during the school year, a new study has found. Paul von Hippel of the University of Texas, Austin and colleagues followed more than 18,000 children from the start of kindergarten in 2010 through the end of second grade in 2013, Xinhua news agency reported. Their results, published in the journal Obesity on Wednesday showed that the prevalence of obesity increased from 8.9 per cent to 11.5 per cent, and the prevalence of overweight children increased…

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Obese and Lean Children Have Different Gut Bacteria

Obese and Lean Children Have Different Gut Bacteria

Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in their digestive tract than those who are lean, according to a new study. The study finds gut microbiota or gut flora is closely related to fat distribution in children and teenagers. “Our findings show children and teenagers with obesity have a different composition of gut flora than lean youth,” said Nicola Santoro, Researcher at the Yale University in Connecticut, US. “This suggests that targeted modifications to the specific species composing the human microbiota could be developed and could help…

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Sleep apnea may worsen liver disease for obese teens

Sleep apnea may worsen liver disease for obese teens

Sleep apnea may worsen liver disease for obese teens (Courtney Keating/Getty Images) For teens with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), breathing disruptions during sleep may worsen scarring in the liver, according to a new study. Researchers found that among obese adolescents with NAFLD, those with the most severe liver disease also had the most severe sleep disordered breathing that caused them to experience periods of low oxygen at night. “This really focuses on the role of oxidative stress both systemically and specifically in the liver as a driving factor of…

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Why obese women have uncontrollable urge to eat

Why obese women have uncontrollable urge to eat

Why obese women have uncontrollable urge to eat (Akash D/Getty Images) Women with severe obesity often report an underlying drive to eat continually because their brain’s reward centres continue to respond to food cues even after they have eaten and are no longer hungry, a study says. The findings showed that obese study participants maintained activation in the midbrain, one of the body’s most potent reward centres. The activity in the prefrontal cortex and posterior cingulate cortex significantly changed in the lean group, after eating, but not in the obese…

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obese teens at better danger of Liver diseases in Later existence

obese teens at better danger of Liver diseases in Later existence

Being overweight at some point of formative years can positioned guys at significantly better danger of developing extreme liver disease later in life, says a have a look at by means of Karolinska college in Sweden. The researchers tested approximately 45,000 Swedish guys, over a length of 40 years, to research if the frame mass index (BMI) in early life advanced extreme liver sicknesses in later lifeThe have a look at confirmed that adolescent adult males with a body mass index (BMI) above 25 are at a sixty four consistent…

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