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Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire believe that foods marketed to children in UK supermarkets are less healthy compared to those marketed to the general population. They question the necessity for more guidelines to regulate entry of these foods into the market. The European government has expressed concern over the rising childhood obesity across the country giving more attention to reducing the advertisement of products with high fat, sugar, and/or salt levels directly to children.  The research found out that the so-called ‘healthy foods’ such as yoghurts, cereal bars and ready meals were still found to contain high fat, sugar, […]

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Raising Smarter Kids

Intelligence may be determined by the genetic material one inherits, but many studies show that it can be enhanced by the environment and by certain health habits. This is why many parents and educators use brain games like riddles, crosswords, and chess to train children to perform mental exercises. These activities can promote skills in problem-solving, strategic thinking, and decision-making. Researchers at the University of Toronto also found that children who take music lessons have better academic performance and higher IQs. Aside from mental exercises, research shows that promoting healthy habits like eating breakfast every morning improves children’s memory, learning, […]

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Soccer Gets Obese Kids Moving

Soccer, being a vigorous sport has been found by researchers from California to raise the levels of physical activity of children who are overweight and obese, according to a study that was recently posted online in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study involved more than 150 students from six schools. Researchers implemented the soccer program of America SCORES (an urban youth development program) in three of the schools. The aim of the study was to find out the effect the program would have on the physical activity, weight and fitness of students in a large, urban school district. A significant […]

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Too Much Coffee Lowers Babies’ Weights

New research reveals the association of caffeine from all sources (such as coffee, tea, soft drinks and food containing cocoa like deserts, cakes and chocolates) with SGA babies (small for gestational age) as well as low birth weight and extended duration of pregnancy. Moreover, intake of caffeine from coffee was linked to an even longer length of pregnancy. The new study was published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine. The project led by Dr. Verena Sengpiel investigated the impact of caffeine intake of mothers on their babies during pregnancy. About 60,000 pregnancies were included in the study and […]

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Kids Who Eat Breakfast Have Higher IQ

New research shows that eating breakfast does not only provide children with energy they need to start the day, but also supports brain health. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing researcher, Jianghong-Liu, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and lead author of the study, examined data of more than 1,200 six-year old children who participated in the China Jintan Child Cohort Study and found that those who ate breakfast regularly had higher verbal, performance and total IQ scores than kids who did not always eat breakfast. They concluded, that after adjusting for other confounding factors such as sex and socioeconomic status, […]

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