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  • Reasons for Delaying Feeding Babies Solid Foods: The Open Gut
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    Reasons for Delaying Feeding Babies Solid Foods: The Open Gut

    At what age should a parent or other caregiver introduce solid foods to a baby? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), human infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. Complimentary food should not be introduced until after six months. Breastfeeding should then continue for two years or beyond. Parents […] More

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    Bariatric Surgery Affects Risk of Pregnancy Complications

    Obesity is a known risk factor for complications during pregnancy and birth such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, stillbirth, macrosomia, and birth defects. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, refers to a number of surgical procedures that help obese individuals lose weight. Now a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that […] More

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    Low-Fat, Plant-Based Vegan Diet May Reduce Heart Disease Risk Among Obese Children

    Consuming a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease among obese children and teens through improvements in weight, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity, and high-sensitivity C-reactive, says a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Obesity increases the risk for stroke, type 2 diabetes,  heart disease, […] More

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    Chili Peppers May Help Reverse Obesity Epidemic

    Great news for fans of spicy! New research being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore suggests that capsaicin, the component that produces the spicy heat of chili peppers, may help in the fight against obesity by stimulating energy burning and turning white fat to brown fat. Explains Vivek […] More

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    Maternal Obesity Increases Infant Mortality

    Obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, premature birth, and Cesarean section, all of which can negatively affect the long-term health of both mother and baby. Now a new study finds that maternal overweight and obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of infant mortality among babies. As published […] More

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    One in Four Parents Underestimates Child Weight Issues

    A new study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease has found that one in four kids do not realize they are overweight. According to the study published by the department of quantitative health sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts, 27 percent of children and teens underestimate their weight while only 3 percent overestimated […] More

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    Bariatric Surgery Significantly Reduces Risk of Uterine Cancer

    Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, refers to a number of surgical procedures that help obese individuals lose weight. Now a new study published the journal Gynecologic Oncology finds that the weight loss following bariatric surgery significantly reduces the risk of uterine cancer in women. Uterine cancer, or endometrial cancer, is cancer that begins in […] More

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    Obese Teens Who Consume Salty Diets at Risk of Accelerated Cellular Aging

    Obesity alone increases the risk of a number of health problems including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. Now a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014 suggests that cells may age faster in obese teenagers who consume very salty diets. The study […] More

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