TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Kids who were born large and whose mothers developed a form of diabetes during pregnancy have nearly triple the odds of becoming overweight or obese in childhood, new research shows.
"Just like smoking, alcohol consumption and other lifestyle choices, [women's] weight prior to getting pregnant, and weight gain and blood sugar control during pregnancy may have a significant impact on the future health of their children," said a Canadian team led by Dr. Padma Kaul of the University of Alberta, Edmonton.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- One in six American kids struggles with obesity, and minorities struggle the most, a new report shows.
"Childhood obesity continues to be a major public health challenge, with significant financial and societal implications," said Jamie Bussel. She is senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which conducted the study.