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A child, especially girl, with ADHD or sleep disorders, can develop problems with childhood obesity, which can carry into her adulthood. Creative commons image by VanessaQ.

ADHD and Other Disorders May Be Tied to Childhood Obesity

A study from Mexico revealed that children who battle neurological disorders may also have issues with childhood obesity. In fact, researchers said that conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep issues can be a root cause of obesity in children. Childsobesity.com explored the topic about later meals and that they do not contribute to childhood…


Research shows that children of the toddler age who go to sleep before 8 p.m. have a decreased risk of obesity in adolescence. Public domain image by Alessandro Zangrilli.

Earlier Beddy-Bye for Toddlers May Lessen Childhood Obesity Risk

Going to bed earlier has always had its benefits for anyone at any age. But a new study shows that kids at the toddler and preschool age who are tucked in at an earlier time have a lesser risk of developing childhood obesity, and obesity throughout their teen and adult years. While later meals were previously…


Kids who have exposure to light at later times in the day may increase their risk of childhood obesity. Creative commons image by Thjis Knaap.

More Light Later in the Day May Result in Childhood Obesity

Many often say that light is a good thing, in the sense that it can battle depression and other woes. However, a recent study from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia is now stating that too much light for youngsters could precipitate the outcome of childhood obesity. While light is a benefit to moods,…


Child Obesity Fitness Tips

A parent whose child is obese can do a lot to help the child attain an ideal weight. Studies indicate that children who attain a healthy weight are usually more self-confident, fitter, healthier and smarter. Such children also have high levels of self-esteem and rarely get health related complications as they grow up. To that effect,…