Childhood obesity

FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, a third-grader punches in her student identification to pay for a meal at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. The Trump administration is proposing a rollback of nutrition guidelines for federal school meals programs that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, file)
January 17, 2020 - 7:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...
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FILE - This April 3, 2018, file photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. A study released on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, found U.S. preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of shrinking obesity weren’t a fluke. Obesity rates dropped to about 14 percent in 2016, the latest data available and a steady decline from 16 percent in 2010, researchers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
June 18, 2019 - 10:03 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says preschoolers on U.S. government food aid have grown a little less pudgy. The research offers fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates among these kids weren't a fluke. Results were published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
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WWL AP Feed General
May 16, 2019 - 10:55 am
A study finds that teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as adults who have the operation and are more likely to have other health problems go away. Doctors compared results of gastric bypass surgery in 161 teens and 396 adults who had been obese since they were teens. Five years after...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:34 pm
( - A new study from LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows video games that require physical activity can improve health in children with obesity. The study involved 46 children. "We found that the kids who played these games actually lost weight and improved their cholesterol...
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Jim Hanzo
March 28, 2018 - 8:34 am
Can obesity be linked to cancer in young adults? There is evidence showing that obesity increases the risk of 13 different cancers in younger people. Cancer typically is associated with older adults over 50. "They were looking at anyone as young as 21 or 22 years of age, reporting colon cancer,...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2012 file photo, two women converse in New York. New government figures released Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 showed small increases that were not considered statistically significant but were seen by some as a cause for concern. The adult obesity rate rose from to about 40 percent, from just shy of 38 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 13, 2017 - 6:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research. Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children. Those numbers are a slight increase from the last report but the difference is...
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