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Monday, September 14, 2015

Children's Health: Pressure to be cool, look good is detrimental to many children ♦ The hormonal factor FGF21, present in breast milk, plays a key role in regulating newborn metabolism

Poor motor skills in two-year-olds could indicate slow development in mathematical proficiency Two-year-olds with poor motor function also exhibit poor mathematical skills, a new study shows. This knowledge will make it easier for teachers to identify children who may need extra help.
The hormonal factor FGF21, present in breast milk, plays a key role in regulating newborn metabolism A compound found in breast milk, named fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), plays a key role in neonatal nutrient absorption and intestinal function. FGF21 also contributes to improve newborn growth and metabolic profile.
Pressure to be cool, look good is detrimental to many children The pressure to be cool, look good and own the 'right stuff' is detrimental to many children and teenagers.While many young people buy into consumer culture believing it will make them feel better about themselves and help them to make friends, often the reverse happens.
More time for school lunches equals healthier choices for kids Elementary and middle school students who are given at least 25 minutes to eat lunch are more likely to choose fruits and consume more of their entrees, milk, and vegetable

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