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Exercise May Reduce Anger InOverweight Children

June 30, 2013


There are many health benefits for children who exercise regularly, benefits such as better health and the prevention of obesity. It has also been associated with reducing aggression and anxiety. A study done  at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine has shown that it reduces anger in overweight, but otherwise healthy children. For […]

Screen Time Is Bad For Kids’ Heart Health: study

April 29, 2013


According to a recent study, too much sedentary time spent watching the screen is bad for kids heart health, worst than other types of sedentary activities. The participants of the study were 500 children age 8-10 with at least one parent obese, they wore accelerometers to measure physical activity levels over seven days. They reported […]

Milk And Milk Alternative Food Products

September 14, 2012


  Milk is an important food in a healthy eating pattern. Milk products have alternatives, together milk and these alternative products are called ‘Milk & Milk Alternatives’. To communicate the importance of milk in a healthy diet, Canada Food Guide has classified ‘Milk & Milk Alternatives’ as the third food group, third in importance to […]

Childhood Obesity Linked To Air Pollution

April 18, 2012


An unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are two known risk factors for childhood obesity, but a recent study has linked it to maternal exposure to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy. The study was done in New York City and involved 702 non-smoking pregnant women. They were age 18-35 African-American or Dominican. In their […]

Mom’s Obesity Increases Chances of Autism

April 12, 2012


There is another good reason for couples who are family planning to include weight control in their plans. Obesity in pregnancy has been linked to many maternal illnesses, stillbirth and birth deffects, but a recent study links it to autism. The study does not prove mom’s obesity in pregnancy causes autism, but that it increases […]

Too Young To Diet?

February 13, 2012


Childhood obesity is on the rise and many of the children will go on to be obese adults with early onset of non-communicable diseases. Medical experts and pediatricians are calling on parents to seek medical attention for children that are obese. This means early intervention. Nutrition experts are also saying that dieting in childhood can […]

Childhood Obesity Needs Intervention- Parents Don’t Understand

September 15, 2011


In a survey of 2,179 Americans including 728 parents, only 54% said they would consider it very important to seek medical attention for an overweight or obese child. More than 80% said it was important to seek help for symptoms of asthma and diabetes. More that 70% said they would do so for learning disability. […]

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