More exercise beats less TV for growing healthier kids

May 3, 2013

By Charlene Laino When it comes to improving kids’ heart health, which is more important? Exercising more or sitting around less? The answer, according to a study that tested youngsters in a real-world setting, is exercising more. The researchers studied 536 white children ages 8-10 who had at least one obese biological parent. The goal was […]

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Heart healthy habits in childhood may prevent future disease

March 7, 2013

Teaching children heart healthy habits now can help protect them from heart disease when they’re adults, an expert says. “The process of atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries and is known to cause heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death, has been shown to begin in early childhood,” Dr. Zachary Stone, a primary-care doctor […]

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