• Antibiotics before age 2 increase obesity risk

    3 or more courses of antibiotics increases childhood obesity risk

    While early antibiotic use has been associated with a number of rare long-term health consequences, new research links antibiotics to one of the most important and growing public health problems worldwide — obesity.… Full Story

    March 24, 2016
    Nathan Gill
  • Researchers say hormone could break cycle of obesity

    Obese pregnant women often give birth to babies at risk of the disease

    September 28, 2015
    David Kelly
    Baby, finger in mouth
  • Obesity and diabetes center

    New center is first of its kind regionally

    While Colorado may be the skinniest state, reports indicate that our state’s residents, both adults and children, are growing more and more obese each year, while both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have increased exponentially in our nation’s youth over the last decade.… Full Story

    February 13, 2015
    Tonya Ewers
  • Obesity Symposium

    Experts survey obesity landscape, tools and solutions

    November 14, 2014
    Tonya Ewers
  • Researchers discover gene that causes obesity in mice

    Deleting gene eliminates obesity, highly significant for humans

    March 5, 2013
    David Kelly
  • The Obesity Society Honors James O. Hill, PhD

    George A. Bray Founders Award recognizes scientific achievement in the study of obesity

    September 24, 2012
  • Why current strategies for fighting obesity are not working

    Epidemic of obesity requires a new focus on controlling energy balance and preventing weight gain

    DENVER – As the United States wages war on the growing epidemic of obesity among children and adults, a team of University of Colorado School of Medicine obesity researchers conclude that what the nation needs is a new battle plan – one that replaces the emphasis on widespread food restriction and weight loss with an emphasis on helping people achieve “energy balance” at a healthy body weight.… Full Story

    July 2, 2012
    Jacque Montgomery
  • Colorado Center for Health and Wellness fights childhood obesity

    Center partners with Cherry Creek and Aurora schools

    By Erika Matich | University Communications AURORA, Colo. – The Colorado Center for Health and Wellness wants children in Colorado to make healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices so it is partnering with two school districts to empower students with the knowledge and skills to make those healthy choices.  A program called “5th Gear Kids” in Aurora Public Schools (APS) and the Cherry Creek School District is designed to reduce childhood obesity. Children’s Hospital Colorado and King Soopers also are part of the collaborative effort to design and develop the program.… Full Story

    May 1, 2012
    Erika Matich
  • The role of psychology in childhood obesity epidemic

    Smarter Lunchroom program instills better eating habits one lunch at a time

    In U.S. school lunchrooms, the immediate environment presented to children doesn’t always promote the best nutritional choices, Brian Wansink, PhD, Cornell University, told an audience at the Anschutz Medical Campus.… Full Story

    April 13, 2012
    Chris Casey