obesity

Is Guided Self-Help Effective in Treating Childhood Obesity?

It is known that family-based treatment that combines nutrition and exercise education, along with behavior modification, is a good approach to help children lose weight. But clinic-based weight-control programs for childhood obesity are not accessible to many families, due to issues such as cost or time commitment. Initial studies at…

Poor Stress Responses May Lead to Obesity in Children

Children who overreact to stressors may be at risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to researchers at Penn State and Johns Hopkins University. "Our results suggest that some children who are at risk of becoming obese can be identified by their biological response to a stressor," said Lori Francis,…