To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

The New York Times – Anahad O’Connor

The new research, published in JAMA on Tuesday, suggests that limiting sugary foods and drinks may be a promising lifestyle strategy to help alleviate a devastating condition linked to the obesity crisis that is spreading rapidly in adults and children. An estimated 80 million to 100 million Americans have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which causes the liver to swell with dangerous levels of fat. Roughly seven million of those are adolescents and teenagers.

At least half of parents try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for kids

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

Despite little or no evidence suggesting these types of methods actually help people avoid catching or preventing a cold, more than half of parents have tried them with their kids, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan.

Teens keep active despite asthma or eczema, study finds

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

Researchers supported by the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre found that both girls and boys at the ages of 12, 14 and 16 did not experience different levels of active or sedentary time if they had asthma or eczema compared to their peers. Teenagers who were obese however, were less active and also had increased periods of inactivity.

Tooth Decay in Children Is on the Rise, See How to Prevent It [Video]

The Guardian Liberty Voice – Barbara Sobel

Eighty-two children between the ages of 12-17 months, from Wisconsin’s Marquette University School of Dentistry, participated in a study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. The research study showed, children who do not eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, fish and other healthy foods were three times more likely, by the age of six years old, to suffer from tooth decay.