High-Fat Diet Puts Kids at Risk for Poor Brain Health

Teaching children early about healthy eating habits may be an important step toward preserving their mental health and brain function…

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New Report a Wake-Up Call for Childhood Obesity

The World Obesity Federation has released a report predicting that by the year 2025, the number of overweight youth between…

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Gut Bacteria and Children’s Health

Countless studies have shown that a healthy, balanced gut plays an important role in digestive health, immune health and much…

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U.S. Kids Are Not Heart Healthy, Diet and Inactivity to Blame

The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a statement in the journal Circulation saying most kids in the United States are…

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Can You Replace Just One Sugary Drink a Day with Water?

If so, researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina believe the switch may come with significant health…

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For Obese Kids, Cutting Sugar is the First Step to a Healthier Heart

Roughly 4.5 million children in the United States are now classified as severely obese, putting them at a significantly higher…

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Are You Passing Along Healthy Eating Habits?

Kids tend to mimic a lot of what their parents do, and that goes for their eating habits too. In…

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Overweight, Obese Boys More Likely to Develop Liver Disease

Researchers in Sweden have discovered that for boys especially, being overweight or obese in their teenage years may significantly impact their…

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Food Allergies: Is More Fiber the Solution?

The number of people with food allergies keeps rising, and researchers in Australia believe it may be tied to a…

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Gluten-Free Diet May Put Your Health (and Your Children’s Health) at Risk

Despite a recent increase in the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease, scientists are puzzled as to why so…

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U.S. Childhood Obesity Rates Still Rising, What it Means for Our Future

Despite reports of improvement in some areas of the country, our childhood obesity problem as a whole has been steadily…

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Kicking the Sugar Habit Can Quickly Lead to Better Health

Americans love sugar—and our kids are no exception. But our infatuation with the sweet stuff is wreaking havoc on our…

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No Sugarcoating It: Americans Love Ultra-Processed Foods

In a study published in the journal BMJ Open, researchers revealed that more than half of the calories and nearly…

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Should We Rethink Giving Routine Antibiotics to Preemies?

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe it may be necessary—even critical—to change how we…

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Doctors Swab C-Section Babies with Bacteria from Mom

It is widely believed that newborns receive their first dose of bacteria from their mothers as they travel through the…

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