Children who enter kindergarten overweight are 4 times more likely than their average weight counterparts to be overweight or obese in the teen and adult years, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Type 2 diabetes has long been associated with adults. In fact, it used to be called adult-onset diabetes. But today, type 2 diabetes is increasingly seen in children, due in large part, to the dramatic rise in childhood obesity.
Thanks to Kohl’s Cares®, Akron Children’s Hospital recently received a grant for $225,413 to continue fitness programming for children in the community.
More than 30 percent of children and teens in Ohio are overweight or obese and at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued the first ever clinical guidelines for Type 2 diabetes. The new guidelines reflect the growing childhood obesity epidemic and blurring lines when it comes to diagnosis of Type 1 versus Type 2 diabetes.
What better way to help today’s gadget-loving kids lose weight than with a free and easy-to-use app like Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitness Pal?