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Tag: Childhood Obesity

Obesity ups risk of being bullying victim, perpetrator

New York: Researchers have found that obese adolescents are not only significantly more likely to experience bullying, but chances of them being perpetrators are also higher, compared to their healthy weight peers. Overweight or obese adolescents who are either victims or perpetrators of bullying or both have significantly greater odds of having depression, behavioural problems […]

Obesity causes early onset of puberty, says study

Santiago: Obese boys and girls are likely to enter puberty at an early age, which can result in stunted growth or depression, finds a new study. The study showed total body obesity and excess belly fat in boys aged four-seven years were associated with greater odds of starting puberty before age nine. “With the increase […]

Britain mulls new measures to tackle childhood obesity; know details

London: Britain is to mull banning the sale of high-energy caffeine-laden drinks to young children after a study found a quarter of 6 to 9 year olds consumed them. At the same time, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also plans to tackle pester-power by preventing stores from displaying unhealthy foods at checkouts or including them in […]