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New type of weight measurement more accurate than BMI in teenagers

Researchers from the University of Alabama have found that triponderal body mass index (TMI) may be more accurate than BMI in estimating body fat amongst adolescents. In a study published in JAMA Paediatrics the researchers found that during adolescent...
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Childhood obesity quadruples risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

According to a large-scale study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society a child with obesity faces a four-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes by the time they are 25 than their normal weight counterparts. The study examined data...
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How to save billions in medical costs with small changes

A team from Johns Hopkins University has found that increasing the percentage of elementary school children (ages 8-11) in the US who participate in 25 minutes of exercise three times a week from 32% to 50% could save $21.9 billion. This number is a combination...
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School based nutrition intervention improves BMI

A California-based programme that aims to improve children’s dietary behaviours and prevent obesity has been shown to be effective. The initiative was called ‘The Shaping Healthy Choices Program’ and involved 409 students aged 9-10, split into a...
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Routine and regular bedtimes may help stave off obesity

A study from the Ohio State University has concluded that regular bedtimes, mealtimes, and limited screen time is related to emotional health and obesity in preschool children. The study has been published in the International Journal of Obesity, and...
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