Diabetes risk tied to weight gain in youth

November 25, 2013

By Michael Smith The risk of developing diabetes in adulthood is associated with weight in adolescence and weight gain during the teens and early 20s, researchers reported. In a longitudinal cohort of teens and young adults, the timing of the weight gain also appeared to play a role in diabetes risk, according to Penny Gordon-Larsen, Ph.D., a […]

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Obese kids more likely to have asthma, worse symptoms

August 19, 2013

By Dennis Thompson Overweight and obese kids are more likely to struggle with asthma than kids of normal weight, according to a new review of more than 623,000 children. Researchers found that children carrying extra weight are between 1.16 to 1.37 times more likely to develop asthma than normal-weight kids, with the risk growing as […]

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