On the Flip Side of the Obesity Crisis Some Parents Are Putting Their Babies on Diets

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Increasing numbers of parents are controlling the diets of their babies and toddlers.

With one in ten children under two overweight, in the U.S. the obesity crisis is getting worse each year. But some parents are so worried about preventing the problem, they are putting their babies on diets.

 

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Calories Posted on Menus Makes Little Difference in What Children and Teens Order

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Children and adolescents noticed the calories posted on the menu but the calorie counts made little difference.

Requiring fast-food restaurants in New York City to post calorie counts on menus did little to cut the number of calories children and teens consumed, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

 

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Dramatic Increase in Strokes Among Young and Middle-Aged Americans

Chart compares hospitalizations for stroke, by age group.

Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older ones, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to reshape the age burden of the disease.

 

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One in Nine Adults Worldwide are Obese

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Half a billion adults are obese worldwide.

More than half a billion adults are clinically obese in a near-doubling of the numbers of dangerously overweight adults since 1980s , doctors warned on Friday . Nearly one in nine of all adults — are clinically obese, according to research by a team from Imperial College London , Harvard and the World Health Organisation (WHO ).

 

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Children with Working Moms Are Six Times More Likely to be Overweight

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Working mothers have less time to prepare more nutritious meals

Children whose mothers work are six times more likely to be overweight, research shows.  They believe that a diet of fatty ready meals and snacks eaten unsupervised after school is causing them to pile on the pounds.

 

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Obese Women Gain Control of Incontinence After Weight Loss Surgery

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Another benefit for women from weight loss surgery for is gaining control over urination.

In an encouraging sign for severely obese women who suffer from incontinence, a new Australian study says that many gain control over urination after undergoing gastric-band weight-loss surgery.”This could be an additional benefit for females undergoing the procedure,” said Dr. Weranja K.B. Ranasinghe, the study’s lead author.

 

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