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April 25, 2013 (Newswise) — Metabolic disorders, such as excess abdominal fat, raised blood pressure, higher levels of insulin, glucose and triglycerides and lower levels of the beneficial HDL cholesterol can be found in children as young as 6 to 8
April 18, 2013 (Newswise) — No matter how you slice it, cutting fruit into bite-sized pieces prompts children to eat more apples during lunchtime, according to a study by Cornell University researchers.
Most people believe that children avoid fruit because of the taste and allure of alternative packaged snacks. A st
March 12, 2013 (Newswise) — State laws that require minimum levels of fruits and vegetables in school meals may give a small boost to the amount of these foods in adolescents' diets, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. This effect was strongest in students who had no access to fruits and vegetables at home.
Joslin Scientists Generate First Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Patients with Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young
January 31, 2013 (Newswise) — Joslin scientists report the first generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with an uncommon form of diabetes, maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY). These cells offer a powerful resource for studying the ro
December 10, 2012 (The Endocrine Society) — Metformin therapy has a beneficial treatment effect over placebo in improving body mass index (BMI) and fasting glucose levels in obese children, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The study showed reduction in BMI was sustained for six months.
Childhood obesity has increased globally over the last two decades and it is link