Tag Archive: obesity

Mar 24 2015

Babies’ BMI May Predict Childhood Obesity

A new study from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows body mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict childhood obesity by age four.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/babies-bmi-may-predict-childhood-obesity/

Dec 08 2014

Obese Teens With OSAS Show Impaired Neurobehavioral Functioning

Obesity and OSAS often exist simultaneously, and both conditions have been associated with neurobehavioral changes such as problems with regulating emotions, school performance, attention, and alertness.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/obese-teens-osas-show-impaired-neurobehavioral-functioning/

Sep 29 2014

Antibiotic Use in Infancy May Play Role in Obesity

Dr. Bailey and colleagues observed an increased risk of obesity with greater antibiotic use, particularly for children with four or more exposures to broad-spectrum antibiotics in early childhood.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/antibiotic-use-infancy-may-play-role-obesity/

Jan 09 2014

CHOP Genetics Expert Edits Book Examining Genetics and Obesity

A recently published book edited by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Struan F.A. Grant, PhD, examines the role genetic variants play in causing or raising the risk of obesity.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-genetics-expert-edits-book-examining-genetics-obesity/

Jun 13 2013

By Lowering BMI, Teens Improve Insulin Sensitivity

As anyone who has been to a doctor knows, a standard part of a doctor’s visit or wellness exam is determining a patient’s BMI. But what exactly does “BMI” mean? And what can it tell clinicians about their patients?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/by-lowering-bmi-teens-improve-insulin-sensitivity/

May 17 2013

Study Identifies BMI-Associated Loci in Individuals of African Descent

Struan Grant, PhD, associate director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Applied Genomics (CAG), co-authored a study that discovered new loci associated with body mass index (BMI) in adults of African ancestry.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-identifies-bmi-associated-loci-in-individuals-of-african-descent/