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Children Who Ate Low-Sugar Cereals Ate Less and Were More Likely to Put Fresh Fruit on Their Cereal, Researchers Say
By Bill Hendrick
WebMD Health News
Children are more likely to eat a nutritious, balanced breakfast if they are served low-sugar cereals, even if they add a little table sugar to their bowls, a new study says.
Although children may favor […]

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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, […]

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(Reuters Health) – Children who regularly sit down to family meals and get plenty of vegetables in their diet tend to be thinner than their peers without such eating habits, a new study finds.
The results, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, may not sound surprising. However, few studies have looked at the relationship between children’s […]

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Post image for Insufficient vitamin D tied to severe asthma attacks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Asthmatic children with relatively low vitamin D levels in their blood may have a greater risk of suffering severe asthma attacks than those with higher levels of the vitamin, a new study suggests.
The study, which followed more than 1,000 children with asthma for four years, found those with vitamin-D “insufficiency” […]

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Post image for Consistent Bedtime May Give Kids Developmental Boost

(HealthDay News) — Sticking to a regular bedtime and getting enough sleep may help young children score higher on tests of development, a new study suggests.
Kids who had a consistent bedtime at the age of 4 scored higher on a number of tests, including some that measured literacy and math abilities. Earlier bedtimes and parental […]

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