Vegan Diet Lowers Heart Risk in Obese Children
Both the diet recommended by the American Heart Association, as well as a plant-based vegan diet, are able to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases in obese children - but the plant-based diet has been found to be twice as effective. This is the outcome of a preliminary US study published in the "Journal of Pediatrics".Read More
New research from Cleveland Clinic Children’s found that in four weeks, obese children eating a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet lowered their risk of heart disease more than those who ate a traditional heart-healthy diet.Read More
In a study of Dutch professional footballers, a bone deformity at the hip was much more common among men who started playing the sport at least four times a week before age twelve.Read More
Eating fast food may lead to lower student test scores in math, science and reading, a recent study of U.S. school children said.
A survey showed that fast-food consumption by 8,544 fifth-graders forecast lower academic achievement in eighth grade, according to the study published in Clinical Pediatrics.Read More
Child-rearing practices and attitudes could be contributing factors when kids have chronic constipation issues, according to a new study from the Netherlands.
"Stool-withholding and behavior problems are common in constipated children, and raising a child with chronic constipation is very challenging," said Marieke van Dijk, who led the study.Read More
Changing Global Trends in Childhood Mortality
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New research has linked the amount of vocalization during an infant's first year to the ability to hear.
The study, published in the Journal of Experiment Child Psychology, found infants’ vocalizations are primarily motivated by their ability to hear their own babbling and cooing.Read More
First and foremost, we will talk about breastfeeding, its advantages and disadvantages. Human milk is unquestionably the best source of nutrition for infants during the first months of life.Read More
Health officials suspect that a rare respiratory virus is the reason that hundreds of children across America have been sickened in recent weeks, according to a published report.Read More
Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height
Stimulant medications -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta -- used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests.Read More