Tag Archive: obesity

Anatomy of Obesity (Episode 137)


Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about risk factors for obesity in children, and how to address the issue with children or spouses.


Is Your Pre-teen Happy With Their Body Image?

Over the past couple of years, parents have been inundated with information about obesity in children. It is now well known that obesity, which used to be a 1 in 10 phenomenon with regard to children, has grown to 1 in 3 in the U.S. and 1 in 4 in Canada. The seriousness of obesity…

Kids Preschool Eating Habits Determine Likelyhood of Obesity as Teens

New research out of England that is to be published in the journal Paediatrics, indicates that you can predict whether or not your child will be obese as a teenager by knowing their weight at age 5. These finding suggest that the focus on school aged children‚Äôs television viewing, computer use, school meals and physical…

Wii versus obesity: Fight!

Actually, the study didn’t use the Wii, but researchers recently compared the calorie-burning powers of seated versus active videogames. The VERY small study measured the calories burned by 18 children who played a seated bowling game, a game requiring a bowling motion, and a jumping game. Even seated gaming burned more calories than resting, with…

Childhood obesity epidemic has peaked?

After steadily rising since 1980, obesity rates have peaked. In 2003-04 and 2005-06, roughly 32 percent of kids aged 2-19 were obese. Rates among adults seem to have plateaued as well. Even though rates aren’t rising right now, roughly 1 in 3 kids in the U.S. are obese! You can read more here.