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Head Start and Obesity

The Question: Does Head Start participation lead to healthy weight changes? The Study: Researchers looked at the height and weight measurements of 43,748 Michigan children of Head Start age...
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Head Start & Obesity

The Question: Does Head Start participation lead to healthy weight changes? The Study: Researchers looked at the height and weight measurements of 43,748 Michigan children of Head Start age...
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Adenotonsillectomy & Weight Gain

The Question: Does an adenotonsillectomy increase the risks of excessive weight gain and obesity? The Study: The researchers reviewed the records of nearly 2,000 patients 18 years old and...
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Sleep Apnea & Weight Gain

The Question: Does adenotonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids) for obstructive sleep apnea result in an excessive weight gain? The Study: All the 464 children in this...
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Obese Toddlers

Childhood obesity is epidemic in this country. Sugar-sweetened beverages are commonly given to children, sometimes when they are very young. Doctors at USC Keck School of Medicine evaluated the...
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C-Section and Obesity

The Question: Does Cesarean birth increase the risk of later obesity in the child? The Study: In this study from Children’s Hospital Boston doctors followed more than 1,250 children...
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