medical tales my call room scrapbookmyth busting

Why Kan’t Doc Zoe Write?

This blog fell from a supposed former adrenaline junkie.

Childhood Obesity and How Grandparents Have Contributed

Feb 16th 2010

In UK today, 27% of children are now overweight.

Yet the “tipping point” that sets children on the way to a lifetime of obesity often occurs before the age of two, say US researchers. The reason for this is not well-understood, although contributing factors may include poor diet, early introduction to solid foods, and lack of exercise. In addition, food preferences may be set by the age of two, so changing a child’s eating behavior at a later stage may be difficult.

In another study, results show that kids who were cared for full-time by their grandparents had increased risk of obesity by 34%. The study did not look into why this is, but indulgence of children and lack of physical exercise were two possible explanations.

This post is tagged , ,

3 Responses

  1. doczoe (33 comments) says:

    wow, thank you!

  2. Free Articles (1 comments) says:

    Very informative article and i really happy to find this useful website. great work dear keep it up. thanks for sharing

  3. Study Medicine in Europe (2 comments) says:

    I’ve bookmarked this blog, it’s good!

Leave a Reply

Comments links could be nofollow free.


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner