Smoking, extra weight in pregnancy tied to obesity throughout childhood

July 18, 2014

By Shereen Lehman Women who smoke during pregnancy and are overweight early in pregnancy are more likely to have children who become obese as toddlers and stay obese through their teenage years, according to a new study. Obesity rates have more than doubled among U.S. children and quadrupled among U.S. adolescents in the past three […]

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The one good thing about teens and sports drinks

June 9, 2014

By Alice Park Researchers confirm a strong connection between sports and energy drinks and smoking, video game playing, and sugary soda consumption. But the beverages were also linked to more physical activity among teens. Considering what we know about kids and sports drinks — briefly, that according to leading health groups like the American Academy […]

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