Family meals could protect teens from obesity in adulthood

October 15, 2014

By Catherine Griffin A simple, family meal each day may reduce the risk of obesity in teens. Scientists have found that family meals during adolescence were protective for overweight and […]

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Severe obesity in teens tied to possible kidney problems

July 28, 2014

By Robert Preidt Nearly one-fifth of severely obese teens have poor kidney function, a small new study suggests. The study included 242 severely obese teens taking part in research on […]

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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 […]

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Inadequate sleep predicts risk of heart disease, diabetes in obese adolescents

May 16, 2014

Obese adolescents not getting enough sleep? A study in [the March 6 edition] the Journal of Pediatrics, shows they could be increasing their risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and […]

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Overweight teens don’t share in life-expectancy gains

May 2, 2014

By Robert Preidt Gains in life expectancy don’t extend to adults who were overweight or obese as teens, according to a new study. The average lifespan in the United States […]

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Obesity linked to lower grades among teen girls

April 28, 2014

By Linda Poon Childhood obesity has made it to the forefront of public health issues, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Now researchers at the Universities […]

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Study: U.S. teens eat too much salt, hiking obesity risk

March 12, 2014

By Alan Mozes American teens are taking in as much dietary salt as adults, far exceeding guidelines on healthy limits for daily consumption, new research warns. The investigation tracked the […]

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Study: Physical activity does not help burn abdominal fat in teens

February 7, 2014

By Stephen Adkins It is a known fact that eating junk food causes bulging waistlines in adolescents. But a study by the UPV/EHU University of the Basque Country has found […]

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Obesity may disturb bone growth during teen years

January 22, 2014

By Shereen Jegtvig Obese teens might not develop sufficient bone mass relative to their body weight, according to a new study from Brazil. Both body fat and lean body mass […]

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Report: California teens drinking more sugary drinks

November 8, 2013

Although younger children in California are drinking less soda and other sugary beverages, teens in the state are actually drinking more, according to a report released Oct. 17. The research […]

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