For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine that looked at whether asthma in childhood contributed to the development of childhood obesity.
Children who spent 2 consecutive years in classrooms outfitted with desks at which they worked standing (or while sitting on a stool) had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than their peers in classrooms with traditional standard desks, a recent study reported.
A study conducted in Berkeley, California, the first US jurisdiction to implement an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), found that consumption of SSBs decreased 21% in that city after the tax was imposed.
What are the long-term benefits of breastmilk for preterm babies? Also, a first-of-its-kind study looks at maternal folate levels and BMI and the role they play in the child's risk of obesity. Plus: What are the adverse neonatal outcomes of untreated depression in the mother?
Do sex hormone level changes from ovary removal increase colorectal cancer risk? Plus: The CDC releases the newest information on the birth rate among teenagers. Also, a look at the impact of hyperglycemia and excessive weight gain on offspring.
Although sweeping changes to school lunch programs a few years ago were—and still are—contested, a new study reveals that the new lunch standards have resulted in better nutrition delivered through less calories.