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Body Weight And Sleep-Disordered Breathing Negatively Impact Cognition In Children

Researchers at the University of Chicago have found important new relationships between obesity, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cognitive processing among elementary school children. Included in this report is a link to download the a copy of the full-text, original study while available. The findings were published online ahead of print publication in the American Thoracic […]

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Most Primary Care Physicians Do Not Address Patients’ Weight

Fewer than half of primary care physicians for adults talk to their patients about diet, exercise, and weight management consistently, while pediatricians are somewhat more likely to do so, according to two new studies. These findings come from two National Cancer Institute surveys of family physicians, internists, obstetrician/gynecologists, and pediatricians. Both studies appear online and […]

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Adolescent Girls Who Adhere To DASH Diet Have Lower Body Mass Index (BMI)

Adolescent girls whose diet resembles one recommended for adults with hypertension appear to have smaller gains in overall body mass index (BMI) over 10 years, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals [1]. “Excess weight during childhood leads to numerous health problems […]

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Patients With Coronary Artery Disease And Only Modest Belly Fat Have Double The Risk Of Death

One of the largest studies of its kind has found that people with coronary artery disease who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere. The effect was observed even in patients with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI). The findings of […]

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