A third of school-age kids may have risky cholesterol levels

May 28, 2014

By Linda Poon Of all the things parents worry about when it comes to their children’s health, high cholesterol probably isn’t very high on the list. But roughly one in three primary school kids may already have borderline-high or high cholesterol, according to a large study to be presented this week at a meeting of […]

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Is childhood obesity contagious?

July 15, 2013

By Rich Morin Every parent knows that young children catch lots of things at school: chicken pox, the flu and, of course, the annual back-to-school cold. Now there’s evidence that kids can catch something else from their classmates:  obesity. Of course there isn’t a fat virus, or at least one we know about. But a […]

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