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Preschoolers’ obesity decline misleading

June 21, 2014

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Childhood obesity

Preschoolers’ obesity decline misleading by Mary Budinger —  Obesity rates among American preschoolers have dropped 43 percent in the past decade, according to a recent government study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, researchers also found that obesity prevalence increased among women ages 60 and older. More than 68 percent of […]

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Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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Chemicals make children fat

June 26, 2013

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by Mary Budinger — Are toys, pacifiers and even scented shampoos driving the epidemic of childhood obesity? Researchers from the Children’s Environmental Health Center at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found an association between a class of chemical substances known as “phthalates” and obesity in young children. The percentage of obese […]

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New information on fruit juices

September 21, 2012

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The following is new information regarding consumption of fruit juices. 100 percent pure fruit juice is no longer linked to obesity New research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual convention in Toronto, May 2007, indicates that consuming 100 percent pure fruit juice does not increase childhood obesity and may actually help children maintain healthy […]

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Treating childhood obesity

September 5, 2012

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by Lynnette Baumgart —  The number of overweight children has increased dramatically. Being overweight refers to an excess of body weight relative to height. Many families are overweight due to diets high in saturated fats, sugars and an overall sedentary lifestyle. Parent involvement is necessary in order for a child to be healthy, and the […]

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