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Top Ten Articles of November
A Closer Look at Obesity Rates in Kids
Children who are obese tend to be more likely than their peers to remain obese as adults. So, it's helpful to know which children are at higher risk for obesity.
What Your Weight History Says About Your Future
Being severely obese as an adult already presents various health concerns. Yet obese adults with a long history of being overweight may face greater challenges.
Some Kids' Stress Might Mean Weight Gain
Children respond to stressful life events in different ways, just as adults do. However, one common result may be a higher risk of becoming overweight.
Troubles Rare for Teens After Weight Loss Surgery
Obese adults sometimes choose weight loss surgery as a way to avoid the health risks that come with extra weight. New research suggests that weight loss surgery may be a safe option for severely obese teens as well.
Many Girls May Be Reaching Puberty Earlier
It might seem as though young girls are growing up faster than ever these days. But there may be some truth in that beyond just casual observations.
Obesity Weighs Heavily on Kid Hearts
An estimated one out of three children is overweight or obese in the US. To address this problem, many pediatricians from around the country gathered to discuss approaches that may help.
Higher Risk of High Pressure for Heavy Kids
While only a small percentage of children have high blood pressure, those who do may face serious health problems. Overweight children may be especially at risk yet show no signs.
Sleep Apnea Risks Not Only for Adults
People with sleep apnea experience pauses in their breathing or shallow breaths while they sleep. In adults, the condition has been linked to diabetes and heart disease, but that link is less clear in younger people with sleep apnea.
The Good and Bad News About Teen Weight
A wide range of public health campaigns have promoted healthier behaviors for teens. These include watching TV less, eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking less soda.