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Obesity Warps the Shape, Function of Young Hearts

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British scientists found that young adults who had a higher body mass index (BMI) -- an estimate of body fat based on height and weight -- had higher blood pressure and thickened heart muscle.

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Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids

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A growing mound of scientific evidence has linked changes in children's hormone systems to chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food. The changes can alter their normal development and increase their risk of childhood obesity, the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement argues.

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More Fitness, Less Fatness

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Public health experts worry about the effects of “fat acceptance” on well-being and the costs of chronic weight-related ailments.
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To Fight Childhood Obesity, Start At Birth

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Moms who learned healthy nutrition strategies during their child’s first year had kids who were less likely to be overweight or obese, compared with children of mothers who were trained when the kids were between 3 and 5 years old, two new studies indicate.

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64 days ago
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Catch-Up HPV Shots Work for Teen Girls

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In the United States, HPV vaccination is recommended for girls aged 11-12. For those who did not receive the vaccine at this age, catch-up vaccination has been recommended between ages 13 and 26.

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Study: Tdap Vaccine Doesn't Boost Autism Risk

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Children born to women who had a Tdap vaccination during pregnancy had no higher risk of autism than kids whose mothers were not vaccinated, a new study finds.

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