Gloria Guzman Jimenez and her children, Sophia Sapulveda, 8, left, Eduardo Sapulveda, 10, and Andrea Sapulveda, 6, participated in the GROW trial on pediatric obesity.

Biomarker in saliva predicts childhood obesity risk: study

A molecular marker in saliva is associated with the emergence of childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children.

Effort to prevent childhood obesity hits halfway point

A joint effort between Vanderbilt and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation to prevent childhood obesity and enhance literacy promotion for preschoolers has reached an important milestone — the halfway mark.