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How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/527885/2018/07/19/research/food-thought-how-brain-reacts-food-may-be-linked-overeating?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=528819_HTML&utm_content=07-20-2018-01-28&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating. In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of the […]

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Parents’ behavior during playtime may affect toddler’s weight later on

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/532459/2018/08/21/research/parents%E2%80%99-behavior-during-playtime-may-affect-toddler%E2%80%99s-weight-later?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=533164_HTML&utm_content=08-23-2018-21-30&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn Parents who positively engage with their children during play time — and gently steer them to clean up afterward — may help toddlers with low-self regulation have lower body mass indexes (BMIs) later on as preschoolers. In a study, researchers found that toddlers who had poor self-regulation skills — the […]

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Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age 3

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529466/2018/08/07/research/responsive-parenting-intervention-results-lower-bmis-through-age-3?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=532351_HTML&utm_content=08-20-2018-21-14&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn An intervention designed to promote healthy growth, which taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies’ needs, resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were 3 years old. The intervention, which began shortly after the babies’ birth, taught moms various strategies for […]

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Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529180/2018/07/25/medical-minute-small-changes-can-go-far-preventing-childhood-obesity?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=529223_HTML&utm_content=07-26-2018-07-35&utm_campaign=hershey%20newswire In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and that figure doesn’t include children who are considered merely overweight and not obese. […]

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Best Parenting Approach: Focus on Your Teen’s Health, Not Weight

Original Source: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/best-parenting-approach-focus-teens-health-not-weight For teens who struggle with their weight, it can be easy for them — and their parents — to fret about the number they see on the bathroom scale. But a new set of guidelines says parents can help their teens by taking the focus off what they weigh and instead encouraging good eating […]

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