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childhood obesity

Obese kids stay fat after treatment

Is Norway’s approach to treating obese children failing? People who work with this group say that weight and BMI can’t be the only goal.

Is the childhood obesity epidemic coming to an end?

After decades where rates of childhood obesity have soared, researchers now detect a clear decline in the percentage of boys who are overweight or obese in Sweden. A similar trend can be found elsewhere around the globe, including Norway.

Eating habits matter most when children gain weight

Some children gain weight faster than others. Eating habits seem to have far more to say than physical activity.

Gruel ups the odds of overweight toddlers

Six-month-old infants who are given gruel instead of breast milk are more often overweight a year later.

Big EU obesity study is lightweight

A major European study of child obesity failed to include a representative number of kids whose parents are single, immigrants, undereducated or have low incomes.