Navigation Links
Anxious Kids at Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
Date:9/15/2009

Treating emotional problems early could improve long-term health, researchers say

TUESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Children with emotional difficulties have a greater risk of becoming obese in adulthood, new research has found.

In the study, published online Sept. 11 in the journal BMC Medicine, researchers from the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Center at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, examined data from about 6,500 members of the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study.

Participants in the 1970 study had been assessed when they were 10 years old for emotional problems, self-perceptions and their body-mass index (BMI), a height-to-weight ratio. They reported their BMI again at age 30.

The researchers found that children with a lower self-esteem, those who felt less in control of their lives and those who were often worried were more likely to gain weight over the next two decades.

It was also noted that girls were more affected by these factors than boys, the study authors pointed out in a news release from the journal's publisher.

The findings also suggested that childhood emotional problems may be another factor that can lead to excess weight, according to the researchers.

"While we cannot say that childhood emotional problems cause obesity in later life, we can certainly say they play a role, along with factors such as parental BMI, diet and exercise," study co-author Andrew Ternouth said in the news release.

Early intervention for children suffering from low self-esteem, anxiety or other emotional challenges could help improve their chances of being healthy later in life, the researchers added.

"Given the growing problem with childhood obesity in many western societies, these findings are particularly important," the authors concluded. "They may offer hope in the battle to control the current obesity epidemic."

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more information on obesity.



-- Dennis Thompson



SOURCE: BioMed Central, news release, Sept. 10, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Non-Drinkers More Likely to Be Anxious, Depressed
2. Decision tool for prostate cancer patients helps men customize treatment in anxious time
3. Economic Crisis Making You Anxious or Depressed?
4. The Uptake of Novel Therapies Will Drive the Obesity Drug Market to Increase More than Six-Fold to Over $3.2 Billion in 2018
5. Curbing Obesity Epidemic Key to Health Care Reform: Experts
6. Inner workings of molecular thermostat point to pathways to fight diabetes, obesity
7. Reportlinker Adds World Anti-Obesity Drugs Market Report
8. Video: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Joins Ad Council and Warner Bros. Pictures to Combat Childhood Overweight and Obesity
9. Obesity Driving Americas Healthcare to a Tipping Point
10. Reportlinker Adds Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices Report
11. Waist-Hip Ratio Good Gauge of Obesity in Elderly, Study Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Anxious Kids at Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
(Date:8/17/2017)... , ... August 17, 2017 , ... ... The Journey to Healing Through Forgiveness ($15.99, paperback, 9781498497626; $7.99, eBook, 9781498497633) ... to encourage inner healing of memories and achieve forgiveness, through a progressive journey ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... , ... August 17, 2017 , ... Momkus McCluskey ... newest Partner. Ms. Parks is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Employment ... and provides a wealth of knowledge in matters of employment litigation, commercial litigation and ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... 2017 , ... A recent report indicates that circa 79 percent of 483 ... in data integrity. The FDA outlines their expectations for quality critical instrumentation in the ... of the Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Virtual Trade Show Virtual Event, this ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Blue Health Intelligence (BHI) announced today that Dr. ... Spiro brings over 30 years of clinical, healthcare IT, value-based care, and change management ... , “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Spiro to BHI,” said Swati Abbott, ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... The Data Council, ... that it was acquired by Advantage Solutions. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform ... include the industry’s leading suppliers, brokers, distributors and retailers. The Data Council will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/28/2017)... July 28, 2017 EnvoyHealth, a Diplomat company, has ... program for CleverCap LITE, a technology designed to improve ... deliver innovative health technology solutions and services that help ... CleverCap LITE offers medication monitoring and ... cover: Records date ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST ) today announced ... financial guidance for the full-year 2017. ... Reported net sales of $397.6 million, a record high, ... constant currency (organic) grew by 3.9%. ... in the prior-year quarter. Second-quarter 2017 adjusted diluted EPS ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... Medical Aesthetics, a leading medical aesthetic clinic in Singapore ... several skin conditions from the inside. The natural process ... The skin becomes more transparent due to the thinning of the ... from the sun contributes to aging skin, causing age spots and ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: