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Posts Tagged ‘cardiometabolic risks’

A new study involving morbidly obese adolescents shows that vitamin D deficiency is significantly related to cardiometabolic risk factors, including insulin resistance. Previous studies in adults and young children have shown that obesity increases the risk for vitamin D deficiency, which in turn correlates to high blood pressure, increased insulin resistance, and diabetes. However, this association has not been previously found in adolescents. Marisa Censani, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues analyzed the laboratory measurements of 236 teens who being evaluated prior to bariatric surgery at their center between 2006 and 2011. Their mean […]

Continue reading Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Metabolic Risks in Obese

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Previous reviews of studies on the benefits of exercise in children focused largely on weight changes, according to Mandy Ho, MSc, RN, from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Australia. In their recent study, Ho and his team investigated the effects of exercise on the cardiometabolic risks of children and adolescents. They conducted the first systematic review of studies on lifestyle interventions in overweight and obese children and reported their findings in the Pediatrics journal. The review included 38 studies on children aged 18 years and below, which compared the effectiveness of lifestyle intervention programs containing a dietary component with […]

Continue reading Lifestyle Changes Reduce Kids’ Cardiometabolic Risks

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