Navigation Links
NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?
Date:12/15/2011

hool of Medicine, said that "this report, showing a decline in obesity among New York City school children over the past five years is, to be sure, a glass half full. But I wouldn't get carried away with the celebrations just yet."

The absolute decline in the overall obesity rate is roughly 1 percent in five years, he noted. "At that rate of progress, it would take a century to fully reverse the damage done over the past several decades. The rate of obesity is still over 20 percent, and the gains are uneven."

This is a window to a very small part of a nationwide obesity problem, Katz added. "The resources of New York City may be sufficient to produce some good news, but that is not generalizable. We have a long way to go, and will need to build diligently on these modest gains to get there," he said.

"Obesity is still a major health issue in children," Dr. Achiau Ludomirsky, chief of pediatric cardiology at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, added in a statement. "We can definitely see that the decline in obesity among [New York City] school children is the result of early intervention for better diet, opportunity for physical fitness and the education of students and parents. It is a three-tier effect."

What kids eat and learn away from school is also key. "We can't reduce obesity levels without working closely with the families of students to help them offer better diet options at home and limit a child's time in front of the television, computers and video games," Ludomirsky said.

"But we still have a long way to go," he stressed. "If we don't address the childhood obesity epidemic more proactively right now, it will become a major health issue for the next generation of Americans."

More information

For more on childhood obesity, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

SOURCES: Magda
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Birth Defects Seem Rare in Kids of Childhood Cancer Survivors
2. Childhood cancer survivors exposure to chemotherapy, radiation does not increase risk of birth defects in their children
3. Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder
4. Chronic pain in children and adolescents becoming more common
5. New approach to management of overeating in children
6. Depressive symptoms and intimate partner violence in the 12 months after childbirth
7. Health care, home, school differ for children with special health care needs
8. Acceptance is protection: How can parents support gender nonconforming and transgender children?
9. Abuse in Childhood May Alter Teen Brain
10. Parents views sought on childhood obesity risk
11. More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... ... According to WFTV on July 15th heroin overdose rates have increased by ... recent statistic Orlando suffers at least one death weekly as a direct result of ... enforcement officials are struggling to keep apace with its distribution. Officers rely on inside ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... , ... July 28, 2015 , ... ... SmileCareClub Invisible Aligner System to its online product offerings, giving its ... a teledentistry model and cloud-based technology, SmileCareClub allows patients to get quality, remote ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... A new Taiwanese study suggests that ... in the general population. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article detailing the ... Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes and three Taiwanese universities evaluated the health records ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... Fertility specialist Dr. Lisa Hasty of Atlanta ... Atlanta Magazine. In Atlanta Magazine's annual Top Doctors issue, Dr. Hasty has been recognized ... peers in the metro area as one of the most respected doctors in Reproductive ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... A June 3, 2015 article ... Injury" discussed baseball player David Wright’s spinal stenosis injury and his chances of ... by degenerative changes in the spine, rather than congenital, which is good news ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Heroin Overdose Deaths Increase by 270 Percent, Orlando Takes the Lead 2Health News:Heroin Overdose Deaths Increase by 270 Percent, Orlando Takes the Lead 3Health News:Brookstone Now Offers SmileCareClub Teeth Straightening System 2Health News:Brookstone Now Offers SmileCareClub Teeth Straightening System 3Health News:New Findings Suggest Mesothelioma is Not the Only Cancer Threat for Shipbreakers, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Atlanta Fertility Specialist Named Top Doctor in Atlanta Magazine 2Health News:Atlanta Fertility Specialist Named Top Doctor in Atlanta Magazine 3Health News:Spine Surgeon Weighs in on Uncertain Future Baseball Career Future for David Wright 2Health News:Spine Surgeon Weighs in on Uncertain Future Baseball Career Future for David Wright 3
... standard precautions, nearly all children with known or suspected ... team of vaccine safety experts led by the Johns ... Pediatrics, the multicenter research team offers pediatricians ... reactions to vaccines, and a much-needed guide, they say, ...
... an increased risk for bipolar disorder in their offspring, ... Archives of General Psychiatry , one of the ... mood disorder involving episodes of mania and depression, according ... family history of psychotic disorders, few risk factors for ...
... calories per minute playing an active video game than ... also significantly higher with the active game, according to ... of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine , one of the ... becoming the preferred leisure-time activity for school-aged children, according ...
... Stahl to Moderate Panel With Huckabee, Thompson, Clegg in ... Gary Foster,President of The Obesity Society applauded the GOP ... epidemic is leading,to new strategies at the national and ... problem. We hope that these events shine a spotlight ...
... have evacuated more than 3,100 passengers from the Gulf Coast in ... Force Reserve and commercially-contracted flights. , ... (Vocus) September ... evacuated more than 3,100 passengers from the Gulf Coast in preparation ...
... The California,Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee today hailed ... style bill that would guarantee quality health care for ... national healthcare reform,debate that is sure to emerge in ... Kuehl, passed its final,legislative hurdle with a vote in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Most vaccine-allergic children can still be safely vaccinated, Hopkins experts say 2Health News:Most vaccine-allergic children can still be safely vaccinated, Hopkins experts say 3Health News:Children of older fathers more likely to have bipolar disorder 2Health News:Children's calorie expenditure, heart rate increase during active video games 2Health News:Children's calorie expenditure, heart rate increase during active video games 3Health News:The Obesity Society Hails Republican Platform; Forum Set for Sept. 2 to Continue as Planned 2Health News:Air Force Hurricane Gustav Support 2Health News:Calif. Nurses Laud Passage of Single-Payer, SB 840, Seen as National Model for Guaranteed Healthcare for All 2
(Date:7/28/2015)... ATLANTA , July 28, 2015  SeraCare ... vitro diagnostics manufacturers, announced today at the American ... has signed a licensing agreement with the University ... of Trisomy 21 (T21), Trisomy 18 (T18) and ... a component for creating "patient-like" reference materials for ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... 2015 At the 2015 ICX ... recognized 15 winners in the categories of digital ... multiple vertical markets. ContextMedia:Health proudly took home ... its success with its first-to-market Patient Education ... the leading provider of digital solutions at ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ALBANY, New York , July 28, 2015 ... of a new report, titled " Cancer Diagnostics ... Forecast, 2014 - 2020 " . According to this ... at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period of ... was valued at US$100,994.5 million and is expected to be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SeraCare Life Sciences Signs License Agreement with UCSF and Announces Early Access Program for Development of Aneuploidy Reference Materials 2SeraCare Life Sciences Signs License Agreement with UCSF and Announces Early Access Program for Development of Aneuploidy Reference Materials 3ContextMedia:Health Receives Top Award at the ICX Association Excellence Awards 2Cancer Diagnostics Market is Expected to Grow at CAGR of 7.6% From 2014 to 2020, to be Worth US$168,649.3 Million by 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Cancer Diagnostics Market is Expected to Grow at CAGR of 7.6% From 2014 to 2020, to be Worth US$168,649.3 Million by 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Cancer Diagnostics Market is Expected to Grow at CAGR of 7.6% From 2014 to 2020, to be Worth US$168,649.3 Million by 2020: Transparency Market Research 4
... Leadership in,Personalized Medicine and Could Strengthen the Role ... of Multiple Myeloma Patients -, CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April ... 15th issue of Blood show that a,team of ... which may lead to identifying multiple,myeloma patients likely ...
... LOS ANGELES & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 17, ... focused on,the discovery and development of novel, ... of AV-412, a novel,next generation oral tyrosine ... mutant and drug-resistant lung cancer tumor,models. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Millennium Discovers Biomarkers Potentially Predictive of Response,to Velcade (Bortezomib) for Injection 2Millennium Discovers Biomarkers Potentially Predictive of Response,to Velcade (Bortezomib) for Injection 3Millennium Discovers Biomarkers Potentially Predictive of Response,to Velcade (Bortezomib) for Injection 4Millennium Discovers Biomarkers Potentially Predictive of Response,to Velcade (Bortezomib) for Injection 5Millennium Discovers Biomarkers Potentially Predictive of Response,to Velcade (Bortezomib) for Injection 6AVEO Presents Preclinical Efficacy Data on AV-412, a Novel Oral,Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor of EGFR/HER2 for EGFR Mutant and,Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer 2AVEO Presents Preclinical Efficacy Data on AV-412, a Novel Oral,Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor of EGFR/HER2 for EGFR Mutant and,Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer 3AVEO Presents Preclinical Efficacy Data on AV-412, a Novel Oral,Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor of EGFR/HER2 for EGFR Mutant and,Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer 4
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: