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Many Diabetic Teens at Risk for Complications

Many young teens with type 1 diabetes are at an increased risk for cardiovascular and diabetes-related complications because they do not follow recommended nutritional guidelines for carbohydrate, fat, and fiber intake. Current recommendations for patients with type 1 diabetes suggest taking 50% to 55% of calories from carbohydrates, 15% to 20% from protein, 30% to 35% from fat, and less than 7% saturated fat. Randi Streisand, PhD, reported in a poster session at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Endocrine Society that in half of 257 children with type 1 diabetes they studied, the daily consumption of bad (LDL) cholesterol […]

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Risks of Combining Energy Drinks and Alcohol

The American Academy of Pediatrics reported in its journal, Pediatrics in Review, the possible danger the mixture of energy drink and alcohol could bring to adolescents. In an incident report last 2010, there were nine and twenty-three students who were admitted in the hospital in the states of Washington and New Jersey, respectively after intake of the mixed drinks. Young people are unaware of the effect of the mixture, as the impact of alcohol is faintly felt. Thus, there is a tendency for adolescents to drink more than what is necessary. Moreover, their motor skill and visual reaction are just […]

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Survey: Teens Favor Smoking Bans

North Carolina is a tobacco-growing state, and its cigarette taxes are one of the lowest in the country. It banned smoking in many restaurants, bars and hotels only in 2010. However, North Carolina middle-school students support smoking restrictions in homes and public places, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Preventing Chronic Disease. Study co-author Leah Ranney, associate director at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program and her team surveyed more than 3,800 high school students and found that more than 80% believe that smoking should not […]

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Many teens have difficulty sleeping or experience various problems in sleeping, including waking up frequently at night, bad dreams and early waking. Researchers looked into the effects of these sleep disturbances and found that these problems may be increase their risk for health problems later in life. The study, which was published recently in Canadian Medical Association Journal, links sleep disturbances with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease as evidenced by the high incidence of high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and increased body mass index (BMI) in adolescents who sleep poorly. Together with her colleagues, lead author Dr. Indra […]

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Smoking: Hard to Quit Even for Teens

Scientists have found that even among new smokers the difficulty in trying to quit is similar to that experienced by long time smokers. These findings were recently published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, which the authors believe can help identify target treatments in teens. Researchers from Brown University studied the behavior of teen smokers aged 13-19 years and found that they experienced the same difficulties as adult smokers who want to give up smoking. Led by L. Cinnamon Bidwell, assistant professor in psychiatry and human behavior at Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, the investigators compared the […]

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