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2013-09-13 11:12:43

American Heart Association Meeting Report Children with one or more high blood pressure readings were about three times more likely to develop the condition as adults, in a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. After accounting for age, gender and weight, researchers found a direct link between high blood pressure readings during childhood and high blood pressure in adulthood: -The rate of high blood pressure during...

2013-09-12 23:02:21

Month of September to Emphasize Education and Awareness of Healthy Life Choices for Children and Families Owatonna, MN (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 September is National Child Obesity Awareness Month, highlighting a national epidemic that affects one-in-three American children who are overweight or obese. Since the 1970s, obesity rates among U.S. children have tripled. Millions of young people are now facing increased risk of serious illnesses that were previously seen only in adults,...

Five Percent Of American Children Suffer From Severe Obesity
2013-09-10 15:06:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly published statement in the American Heart Association journal Circulation warns about the health consequences for ‘severely obese’ children – a newly defined risk class. "Severe obesity in young people has grave health consequences," said lead author Aaron Kelly, a researcher at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. "It's a much more serious childhood disease than obesity." He added that the rate...

2013-09-09 20:39:13

Program increased children's sleep time, decreased television watching and reduced weight gain In the battle to reduce childhood overweight and obesity, several in-home factors have been identified as reducing those risks – participation of children in regular family dinners, getting enough sleep and less time watching television or other "screen time." A new study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics describes how a home-based program that helped at-risk families improve household routines was...

2013-09-04 23:21:25

In a new article published by Medical News Today, children of overweight mothers were found to have an increased chance at becoming overweight themselves. Diet Doc has designed new medical diet plans with emphasis on targeting pre-pregnancy obesity. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 According to an article recently published by Medical News Today, various factors contribute to a child's risk of becoming obese, but a key component is when the mother, herself, is obese. Children of...

2013-08-28 23:26:14

With a recent study citing one in five deaths attributed to obesity, HungerShield registered dietitian and co-founder Elizabeth DeRobertis offers suggestions to combat the widespread problem. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 A recent study published online on August 15th in the American Journal of Public Health says obesity is the cause of nearly one in five American deaths. “This study emphasizes the importance of preventing childhood obesity, as the risk of health consequences...

2013-08-23 10:56:20

A UCLA School of Nursing study has found that both healthy-weight and obese children who participated in an intensive lifestyle modification program significantly improved their metabolic and cardiovascular health despite little weight loss. "These findings suggest that short-term lifestyle modifications through changing diet and exercise can have an immediate impact on improving risk factors such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes," said Christian Roberts, an associate research...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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