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'Parents should give less sugar, more vegetables and bitter flavours in baby food'

Consumption of added sugar can lead to weight gain. It is also known to be one of the leading causes of tooth decay in kids. So, researchers are recommending parents to prevent kids from developing a sweet tooth.

Being overweight doubles high BP risk in kids, says study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and the prevalence has increased at an alarming rate.

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Physical activity among children must to tackle childhood obesity, say experts

Forty one million children under the age of five are overweight. Nearly half of the children under five who are overweight or obese in 2014 lived in Asia.

Is your child obese? It might be because of lack of good sleep

Turns out, more and more children in India are becoming obese, thanks to lack of sleep. In fact, inadequate sleep has resulted in obesity even in preteens and younger age groups and not just the adolescent age group.

Britain mulls new measures to tackle childhood obesity

Britain is planning to take various preventive measures in an attempt to help reduce childhood obesity. They plan to make changes in TV and online advertising along with the banning of caffeine laden drinks for younger children.

Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2 trillion

Obesity and smoking are the two main drivers behind the soaring numbers of cancers, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes worldwide, grouped together officially as non-communicable diseases.

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Guess what, having a younger sibling lowers obesity risk

Birth of a younger sibling makes a child engage in more 'active play', helping in maintaining a healthy BMI.

Is your child obese? Practising mindfulness while eating can aid weight loss

Unhealthy eating behaviours and obesity could reflect an imbalance in the functional connectivity of brain areas associated with response inhibition, impulsivity and reward.

Mind you, eating veggies is not the same as avoiding junk food

Encouraging healthy eating doesn't automatically lead to rejection of unhealthy foods in children. It is as important to emphasise avoidance of 'bad' food.

A Big Fat Question

A new six-part series on obesity published in The Lancet points to ‘unacceptably slow’ progress in tackling the issue globally.

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