The Checkup: obesity

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Formula predicts which babies will be obese kids

Researchers have developed a formula to predict whether a baby will become an obese child or teen.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity, obesity prevention

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Grocery store product placement and obesity

Should unhealthful foods be harder to find in the grocery store? A new study says they should.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Big jump in knee replacements over past 20 years

The number of Medicare beneficiaries getting knee replacement surgeries rose dramatically from 1991 to 2010, a new study says.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arthritis, knee replacement surgery, obesity

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Tips for talking weight with kids

A new guide offers tips for talking with your overweight child, framing weight as a matter of health, not appearance.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity, overweight children

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Obese kids’ taste buds less sensitive, study finds

Obese young people's taste buds aren’t as sensitive as those of normal-weight kids, new research finds.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  childhood obesity, tastebuds

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Artificial light and obesity epidemic: Is there a link?

Could artificial lighting contribute to the obesity crisis by altering our circadian rhythms?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:01 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obesity, circadian rhythms

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Are sugary drinks to blame for obesity?

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sugar-sweetened beverages, obesity

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 05/23/2012

C-section may boost child obesity risk, study finds

Women for whom a C-section is a matter of preference might want to consider some new information before opting to go that route.

By Jennifer Huget  |  06:38 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  c-section, childhood obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Ranch dressing revisited

The vast majority like it well enough to use it at least once in a while.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood obesity, Dietary Guidelines, Family Health, Kids' health, Nutrition and Fitness, Parenting, School Nutrition, Sodium