Category Archives: Kid’s Health

Obesity Now Puts Kids’ Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) — Obese children appear to develop risks for heart disease usually not seen until adulthood — putting their health in jeopardy as they age, British researchers report. These risk factors — including high…

Health Tip: Kids on the Run

Precautions before they begin (HealthDay News) — If your child has a desire to run, you should encourage this great form of exercise that requires very little equipment. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precautions, the American Council on Exercise says. Here’s the council’s advice: Check with your pediatrician before the child starts running,…

Obese Kids May Have Dulled Taste Buds

Lack of sensitivity may lead to eating more, researchers say THURSDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) — Obese children have less sensitive taste buds than normal-weight children, according to a new study. This diminished ability to distinguish all five types of taste — bitter, sweet, salty, sour and savory — may lead them to eat larger…

Aerobic Exercise Cuts Kids’ Diabetes Risk: Study

Just 20 minutes a day improved insulin resistance of overweight children TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) — Getting plenty of aerobic exercise can help overweight children reduce their risk of diabetes, according to a new study. One-third of U.S. elementary school-aged youngsters are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is associated with a range of health…

Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids’ Health: Study

High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) — Like most adults in the United States, many American children are getting too much salt in their diets, a new study says. And, as in adults, that extra sodium might be increasing…