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  • Explore Your Dream Job with GraduationSource

    Explore Your Dream Job with GraduationSource

    Thank you to GraduationSource for partnering on the following post. All opinions are my own. At ages 2 and 5, my children have many years to decide before picking a career path. When I was a girl, I wanted to be a teacher, writer, pediatrician, and musician. I earned my bachelor’s degree in English studies […] 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, ┬áheart disease, […] 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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    ADHD Treatment May Increase Risk of Obesity

    Previous research on ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has suggested that children with the disorder have an increased risk of becoming obese and sedentary teenagers compared to children without the disorder. Now a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland suggests that the increased risk of […] More

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    Obesity Linked to Lower Academic Performance Among Teen Girls

    Obesity has been linked to a number of health risks such as cardiovascular disease, prediabetes, and many types of cancer. Now a new study by from various universities in the United Kingdom suggests a link between obesity in teen girls and lower academic performance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately […] More

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    ADHD Increases Risk of Teenage Obesity and Physical Inactivity

    Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of becoming obese and sedentary teenagers compared to children without the disorder, says a new study from researchers at the Imperial College London as reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. ADHD is a behavior disorder characterized by […] More

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    Teen Moms with Higher Educational Hopes Give Birth to Heavier Babies

    Educational achievement and educational aspiration appear to correlate to higher birth weight babies among teen moms, says a new study published in the open access journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. Higher birth weight for babies correlates to better overall health. Babies born weighing less than 5.5 pounds are considered low birth weight. Low birth weight […] More

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