For more information on what to do in an emergency situation, see our Dental Emergency page

Could C-Section Birth Raise Child’s Risk of Obesity?

A recent study finds that C-section delivered babies could be at an increased risk for childhood obesity.

“Compared to vaginally delivered children, cesarean-delivered children seem to have a 40 percent greater risk of becoming overweight or obese by the time they turn 7, the study found.”

“The risk was even stronger in children born by . . . → Read More: Could C-Section Birth Raise Child’s Risk of Obesity?

Folic Acid During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Childhood Obesity

Experts have long advised women to take folic acid (a B vitamin) during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in their babies. A new study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics has found another possible benefit of this vitamin: sufficient intake of folic acid by mothers during pregnancy may reduce the risk of obesity in their . . . → Read More: Folic Acid During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Childhood Obesity

What Do Chubby Kids Eat?

A new study examines the actual foods that lead to weight gain in children, showing “that the children who gained the most excess weight over the course of three years ate more butter and margarine, battered fish and poultry, potato chips, processed meat, French fries, milk, sweets, and sugary beverages. The only foods associated with . . . → Read More: What Do Chubby Kids Eat?

How to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Healthy Eating Tips for Kids

Childhood obesity is a complicated problem with many causes, but there are strategies to resist this epidemic. Teach your kids healthy eating habits – from eating a nutritious breakfast to reducing portion sizes – that will serve them well throughout their lives.

“To help prevent childhood obesity and create healthful eating habits, start simple by . . . → Read More: How to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Healthy Eating Tips for Kids

Gina Kolata on Costs and Effects of Childood Obesity

There’s been a lot of discussion on the topic of childhood obesity in the last few years, especially with our First Lady bringing this topic to the forefront of national conversation.

Gina Kolata from the New York Times writes about the results of a major new study involving 7,738 children from a nationally representative sample.

. . . → Read More: Gina Kolata on Costs and Effects of Childood Obesity