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Cupcake Bans Rare, but Policies May Reduce Overexposure to Sugary Treats

Posted by dlife on Mon, Oct 07, 13, 12:24 PM 0 Comment

October 2, 2013 (Newswise) — 

Nearly 1 in 3 American children are overweight or obese, but sugary sweets are often on the menu at elementary school classroom parties.

But schools with a district policy or state law discouraging sugary foods and beverages were 2.5 times more likely to restrict those foo

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Parental Divorce in Childhood is Linked to Raised Inflammation in Adulthood

Posted by dlife on Thu, Jul 11, 13, 11:14 AM 0 Comment

July 11, 2013 (UCL) — People who experience parental divorce during childhood have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health, according to new research from UCL.

The study, published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, found that children who experienced the breakdown in their parent's relationship before the age of 16, regardless of whether their parents were married or not, had 16% higher levels

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Less Eye Screening in African American Children with High Risk of Retinopathy from Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Wed, Jul 03, 13, 10:39 AM 0 Comment

June 30, 2013 (Newswise) — In one of the few studies to provide information on eye screening of children, African-American children with the greatest risk for disease of the retina as a complication of Type 1 diabetes are the least likely to have received an eye exam, reports a team of resear

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Conversations With Teens About Weight Linked With Increased Risk of Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

Posted by dlife on Thu, Jun 27, 13, 01:19 PM 0 Comment

June 21, 2013 (Newswise) — Conversations between parents and adolescents that focus on weight and size are associated with an increased risk for unhealthy adolescent weight-control behaviors, according to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication.

The s

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New Data Support Community-Wide Approach to Addressing Child Obesity

Posted by dlife on Thu, Jun 27, 13, 09:47 AM 0 Comment

June 25, 2013 (Newswise) — Community wide interventions hold promise as an effective approach to reducing childhood obesity rates according to new research from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Tufts University School of Medicine. An analysis of data from the first two school yea

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