Category Archives: Weight Loss

Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Some children reported that other kids intentionally contaminated their food with allergens By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) — As the mother of a child with a severe peanut allergy, Nicole Smith was vigilant about reading labels and making sure teachers and school administrators understood that ingesting even a trace amount of…

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids

But breast-feeding and late weaning may cut some of the child’s risk, researchers say TUESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers were overweight and smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk of being overweight, a new study has found. The researchers also found that a high birth weight and rapid weight gain during…

Exercise and Weight Loss Give Brain a Boost, Study Finds

Getting fit helped overweight, inactive adults sharpen their thinking skills, too MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Regular high-intensity exercise is not only good for your body, it’s also good for your brain, researchers report. Their new study included overweight and inactive adults, average age 49, who underwent tests to assess their thinking, decision-making and…

Mothers’ Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids’ Heart Health

Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Children born to mothers who have had weight-loss surgery and lost a large amount of weight may have better heart health than their brothers or sisters who were born before their mothers lost the excess…

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Can Fight Weight Gain: Study

Sprint-interval training burns up to 200 extra calories daily, researchers say By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 25(HealthDay News) — Is lack of time your excuse for not exercising? New research finds that just a few minutes of intense activity interspersed between less intense stretches of exercise will burn excess calories all day long. Men…