Childhood obesity

Post image for High Blood Pressure May Be Problem for Kids, Too

By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health News
If new figures are to be believed, as many as one in five West Virginia fifth-graders have high blood pressure, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke as adults.
School-based testing of more than 62,000 mostly 10- and 11-year-olds revealed that almost 20% had blood pressure readings that were high for their age, sex, […]


Post image for Disturbing Diabetes Forecast Linked to Obesity – 1 in 3 by 2050

ABC News
Up to one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless something is done to curb unhealthy lifestyle trends in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Friday.
A new CDC report predicts that the number of new diabetes cases each year will increase from eight per 1,000 people in […]


Post image for High Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Obesity & Liver Disease in Children

By Aaron Melius
High fructose corn syrup has been suspect for some time as being an underlying cause for obesity.  Found in many everyday items from juice drinks, chips and even bread, it has become the sweetener of choice for most manufacturers because it’s cheaper than sugar and more concentrated.
Most people understand that if you eat […]