Boys, Girls and Childhood Obesity

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Story Updated: Aug 13, 2013

THE CHILDREN ALL UNDERWENT LABORATORY SCREENINGS, HAD PHYSICAL ASSESSMENTS AND ANSWERED QUESTIONNAIRES ABOUT THEIR ACTIVITY LEVEL AND EATING HABITS. THE RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART RATE, CHOLESTEROL AND GLUCOSE LEVELS AND MORE. THEIR FINDINGS: NORMAL WEIGHT BOYS AND GIRLS HAD SIGNIFICANTLY HEALTHIER TEST RESULTS COMPARED WITH STUDENTS WHO WERE OBESE. THEY ALSO DISCOVERED TWO BEHAVIORS THAT WERE CLEARLY LINKED TO OBESITY IN BOTH GENDERS. REGULARLY EATING SCHOOL LUNCHES AND WATCHING TWO OR MORE HOURS OF TELEVISION PER DAY. BUT THERE WERE GENDER DIFFERENCES, AS WELL.BOYS WHO PARTICIPATED IN VIGOROUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SCHOOL SPORTS APPEARED TO BE PROTECTED AGAINST OBESITY.WHILE FOR GIRLS, MILK CONSUMPTION APPEARED TO HELP WARD OFF SEVERE WEIGHT PROBLEMS.

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