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Many parents fail to recognize signs of childhood obesity

March 31, 2015

Parents of children with obesity may be unable to recognize that their child is overweight unless they are at extreme levels of obesity, according to research in the British Journal of General Practice.

Parents were more likely to underestimate a child’s weight if the child was black or South Asian, male, from a deprived background or older (aged 10 to 11 years).

Ruth Weinstock In the Journals

Parental diabetes associated with early poor glycemic control in their children with type 2 diabetes

March 31, 2015
Children with type 2 diabetes had worse glycemic control, more hypertension and higher body mass index when their parents had diabetes, hypertension and obesity…
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Motivational interviewing linked to reductions in childhood BMI

March 31, 2015
Significant reductions in children’s BMI were achieved with motivational interviewing delivered by primary care providers and registered dietitians to parents…
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Higher TSH levels linked to unfavorable lipid levels in children, adolescents

March 30, 2015
In children and adolescents, higher levels of thyroid stimulating hormone are associated with less favorable lipid profiles, according to recent findings. Natalie B. V
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