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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Childrens Health:Divorce fuels kids' sugary beverage consumption ♦ Link between adolescent obesity, high blood pressure ♦ Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization

Divorce fuels kids' sugary beverage consumption.  Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life. Maintaining family routines such as eating a regular dinner or carving out time to talk each day, however, can protect children against developing unhealthy eating habits Continue Reading
Strong link between adolescent obesity, high blood pressure  Body mass index in healthy adolescents has a statistically significant association with both systolic blood pressures and diastolic blood pressures and it highlights the significance of the global trend of rapidly increasing adolescent obesity.Continue Reading
Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization: Associations in the first year of life  The research reveals that infants with a fewer number of different bacteria in their gut at three months of age are more likely to become sensitized to foods such as milk, egg or peanut by the time they are one year old. Continue Reading
Breastfeeding an ideal feeding pattern for infants  Human milk provides the best nutrition for most babies and breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for infants and very young children, according to an updated position paper. The paper also outlines the health risks of not breastfeeding, which include increased rates of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality, increased healthcare costs and significant economic losses.Continue Reading

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