Navigation Links
Early Awareness About Weight Management Needed To Tackle Lifelong Obesity

The problem of child obesity is severe like never before. The problem seems to be worse now that scientists now believe as a study from Tufts University this month proves, when it comes to being overweight, past is most definitely prologue. //

''It's quite astounding -- this shows that we can't afford to wait," said Vivien Morris, a Boston Medical Center nutrition specialist involved with the initiative that brought the girls to the health center's pool, a campaign designed to help heavy children shed pounds before they hurtle into adolescence.

''There's been a misconception in the public and among some health professionals in thinking that girls who have early puberty are more likely to develop obesity," said Dr. Nicolas Stettler, a pediatric nutrition specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Tufts researcher found that in girls who experienced their first period before the age of 12, excessive weight was a probable trigger. The reasons for that aren't entirely clear, but scientists have theorized that deposits of fats may unleash a cascade of hormones alerting the body that it is capable of producing offspring.

Another theory: The excess calories consumed by an overweight girl cause her bones to grow faster and that, in turn, sends a signal that she can bear children . So the girls who experienced early pubescence, Must concluded, tended to already be overweight. And those same women, once they reached their early 40s, were 7.7 times more likely than their peers to be overweight or obese. The years before adolescence, then, emerge as a pivotal time for preventing a lifetime of excess weight -- for both biological and social reasons.

For one thing, younger children are more willing to listen to adults and less susceptible to peer pressure, making it easier to convey this message: ''There's nothing inherent about children that's incompatible with a natural diet abundant in fruit and vegetables. If that was the case, the human species would have died out years ago," said Dr. David Ludwig, a Children's Hospital Boston obesity specialist.

Still, obesity and nutrition specialists acknowledged, in a world of epicurean temptation -- soft drinks, salty snacks, fried foods -- it's not easy to get children to eat the right thing.

''With kids," Must said, ''there's always the concern that severely restricted diets can restrict growth. With obesity, there are no magic bullets."

Some girls were participating in something called Fantastic Kids. It started in spring 2004 as a pilot program for girls heavier than 85 percent of their peers -- sometimes weighing as much as an adult. There are games in the pool, weights to be lifted at the gym. ''And in the classroom, we have them tell us what they eat and measure the fat," said Salema Harold, a counselor in the program. ''They would say, 'Oh my God. Eww. That's how much fat we eat?' " But does it make any difference? In a 12-week pilot study, the girls' weight was tracked. The result: Overall, weight gain stopped and some girls even began unloading a few pounds.

Source: Tufts University
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Early detection of prostate cancer
2. Early detection of heart attack
3. Early puberty linked to nutrition
4. Early Clue to Down Syndrome
5. Early delivery can prevent cancer
6. Early puberty more resistance
7. Early menopause- The cause
8. Early menopause- The cause
9. Early Warning System For Breast Cancer
10. Early therapy aids eyesight
11. Early detection of colorectal cancer may be hindered by coloured toilet disinfectants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2017)... ... , ... The Anaheim Hills office accelerates and supports FNCC’s growth and further ... sales professionals over the past 6 months and is continuing to recruit new talent ... course of 2017. , “This new office is a direct result of our ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... ?Grow Healthy Vending LLC announced today that ... itself and 1800 Vending DBA Healthy You Vending. (Civil No. 1:14-CV-00121-CW/ United States ... that we have now reached a settlement agreement regarding the ongoing lawsuits between ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... The homeowner improvement and repair market is expected to ... unlicensed contractors for renovations is also on the rise. Per a 2017 report, 13% ... those, 42% failed to use a licensed contractor.(2) The risks associated with improper renovations—especially ...
(Date:3/25/2017)... Square, PA (PRWEB) , ... March 25, 2017 , ... ... priority as a public relations partner. , All through the year, Garden Media ... and press releases, working with key influencers and pitching client’s key messages ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... at the same time by providing Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course scholarships ... world’s premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... and PUNE, India , March 24, 2017 ... "Spine Bone Stimulators Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," the spine ... to reach $724 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.6% during ... ... Allied Market Research Logo ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Mar. 24, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... The global wound care market ... at a CAGR of 6.7% during 2016-2022 Among the various ... largest share in the global market in 2015. Among the various applications, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... NEW YORK , March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ...  a leading organization within medical affairs in the ... as the chair of a newly formed ... additional board members to form the first ever ... For more information about the ACMA, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: