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News tag: obesity risk


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Lack of sleep affects risk of obesity in children


17 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Children age 15 and younger with sleep-related problems and a chronic lack of sleep could double the risk of a child turning obese, new study warns. The study performed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University followed almost 2,000 children who were involved in the Avon Longitudinal Study…

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Age of first period may cause risk of heart attack in women


16 Dec, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Common risk factors for heart disease include the usual suspects such high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and obesity. However, the risk for heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure may be influenced by the age when women have the first menstruation. Dr. Dexter Canoy of the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at…

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Children risk obesity if treated with antibiotics


30 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
New evidence shows risks of childhood obesity grow if kids are frequently treated with antibiotics. According to new US study published recently, children’s exposure to a broad spectrum of antibiotics before the age of two elevates the risk of obesity by 20%. Furthermore, over prescription of antibiotics leads to drug-resisting…