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Obesity and mental health in childhood

Higher maternal prenatal BMI may harm child cognition
Brain alterations detected in obese children
Managing children's weight, blood pressure and cholesterol protects brain function mid-life
Scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes
10 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Junk food orders up trouble for young brains
25 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Chronic inflammation in pregnancy linked to childhood neurodevelopmental delays
23 December 2019 - Science Daily - Moms' obesity in pregnancy is linked to lag in sons' development and IQ
18 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Obesity could affect brain development in children
11 December 2019 - The Conversation - How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain
10 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says
25 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens
29 November 2018 - The Guardian - 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily
1 October 2018 - The Scientist - Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
9 August 2018 - MD Edge - Maternal obesity plus diabetes lead to psychiatric disorders in offspring
17 April 2018 - MedicalXpress - Parental diet before conception affects child's health
27 February 2018 - The Conversation - Children are far from protected from junk food ads – especially on social media
21 February 2018 - Science Daily - Securing a child's future needs to start during parents' teen years
Children born to obese, overweight mothers may be at higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems, study finds
13 July 2017 - Science Daily - Maternal obesity during pregnancy may be linked to behavioral problems in boys
31 May 2017 - St Louis Post-Dispatch - Of mice and men: a link between obesity and autism?
29 May 2017 - Science Daily - High-fat diet alters reward system in rats
3 Jan 2017 - Psych Central - Parents’ Obesity May Slow Child Development
24 Nov 2015 - FAB Research - Why Most People Fail to 'Get the Fats Right' - and How You can do Better!
21 May 2015 - ScienceDaily - Obese teens' brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, study finds
08 April 2015 - MNT - Critical windows to turn away junk food craving
09 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren, study finds
03 February 2015 - EurekAlert - Socioeconomic differences in adolescent health getting wider
07 January 2015 - The Conversation- All secondary schools could do with a head of well-being
26 December 2014 - Medical News Today - Fast-food consumption in children linked to poorer academic outcomes
17 December 2014 - Medical News Today - Obese children's brains more responsive to sugar
02 December 2014 - Science Daily - Why does physical activity during childhood matter?
29 October 2014 - The Conversation - Mom's prenatal hardship turns baby's genes on and off
22 September 2014 - The Conversation - Hard Evidence: what do primary school children need to eat?
02 August 2014 - Conference notes - FAB Research conference: Sugar, fat, food and addiction: New approaches to the public health crisis
22 March 2009 - The Observer - Running on empty carbs