Dietary and physical activity intervention reduces LDL cholesterol level in children
An individualised and family-based physical activity and dietary intervention reduced the plasma LDL cholesterol concentration of primary school children, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland…
Early and frequent exposure to childcare increases the risk of youngsters being overweight later in life
Children who start childcare such as nurseries or playgroups at a younger age and attend for most of the week are at higher risk for obesity in later…
Depression in Adults Who Are Overweight or Obese
In an analysis of primary care records of 519,513 UK adults who were overweight or obese between 2000–2016 and followed up until 2019, the incidence of new cases…
Weight Loss Surgery May Increase Fracture Risk
Individuals who undergo weight loss surgery may face an elevated risk of bone fractures, according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Does Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy and Infancy Impact Childhood Obesity?
Use of antibiotics during pregnancy does not appear to affect children’s weight in subsequent years, but use during infancy may increase their risk of becoming overweight or obese.