Category: Obesity

Task Force Issues Childhood Obesity Recommendations

December 20th, 2023
  The United States Preventative Services Task Force has issued a recommendation statement which outlines the interventions that should be taken when a child or teen has a high body mass index (BMI). Task Force Recommendations Nearly 20 percent of ki… more »

New Guidelines for Treating Obesity in Children

January 18th, 2023
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new guidelines on treating obesity in children and teens. AAP Offers New Recommendations Children and adolescents should be proactively evaluated and treated for obesity, according to new guidelines… more »

Can Babies Show Us the Origins of Obesity?

June 22nd, 2022
  Scientists are currently undergoing a new study to try and understand if metabolism is set from birth.   Studying Metabolism in Infants   Tiny babies as young as two weeks old are hanging out with scientists who take measurements of their body f… more »