Adult Diseases Now Affecting Children Due to Poor Diet

Diseases that had only been associated with adults in the past, such as hypertension, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, and type II diabetes are now beginning to affect children in greater numbers than ever before. Experts attribute the rise to poor diet and growing incidences of childhood obesity. The problem is also in part due to under-recognition of obesity, as most parents … [Read more...]

Helping Kids Lose Weight

Childhood obesity is an epidemic in America and many kids are having trouble shaking the extra pounds. Now more than ever before, children are leading sedentary lives. There are more hours of homework and many favored pastimes now involve video games and computer use instead of heart-pumping activities. While it is important to make sure that kids get more activity by playing … [Read more...]

The Rise of Childhood Diabetes

As childhood obesity rates rise, diabetes is becoming increasingly common in children and teenagers. When diabetes did occur in children in the past, it was typically Type 1 diabetes (also known as juvenile diabetes) which is caused by genetics. At this time, there are 186,000 people under the age of 20 that have diabetes, according to the CDC. With awareness and work, parents … [Read more...]