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Study: Adolescents’ Salt Intake Correlates With Obesity, Inflammation

Posted February 4, 2014

Most adolescents consume as much salt as adults – some more than twice the recommended daily allowance – and that high sodium intake correlates with fatness and inflammation regardless of how many calories they consume, researchers report.

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Vitamin D and PTH Status Among Adolescents and Young Females with Severe Dysmenorrhea

Posted January 24, 2014

In a cross-sectional study involving 56 females between the ages of 17 and 24 years, with severe and very severe (61%) painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea), 80% were found to have insufficient plasma vitamin D levels and 48% were found to have hyperparathyroidism.

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Obesity risk among adolescents reduced with 5 regular meals a day

Posted October 7, 2013

A regular eating pattern may protect adolescents from obesity, according to a Finnish population-based study with more than 4,000 participants. When eating five meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks – a day, even those with a genetic predisposition to obesity had no higher body mass index (BMI) than their controls.

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5 Regular Meals a Day Reduce Obesity Risk Among Adolescents

Posted October 4, 2013

A regular eating pattern may protect adolescents from obesity, according to a Finnish population-based study with more than 4,000 participants. When eating five meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks – a day, even those with a genetic predisposition to obesity had no higher body mass index (BMI) than their controls.

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Zinc Supplementation in Children and Adolescents with Acute Leukemia

Posted September 3, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 38 children and adolescents with acute leukemia, oral supplementation with zinc (2 mg/kg/day) in the form of amino acid salt, for a period of 60 days was found to be associated with a significantly reduced number of infections, possibly due to immune stimulation, as well as a beneficial effect on weight gain.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Improve ADHD Symptoms in Children and Adolescents

Posted July 3, 2013

A study of 63 children and adolescents (with and without ADHD) revealed that lower omega-3 fatty acids may be associated with impaired emotion processing in ADHD children.

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Family Dinners Improve Mental Health and Well Being of Adolescents

Posted April 7, 2013

Regular family dinners contribute positively to emotional well being, pro-social behavior and life satisfaction in adolescents, according to a Canadian study published in theJournal of Adolescent Health. The study also found that regular and frequent family dinners ‘foster social exchanges that benefit all adolescents, regardless of whether or not they feel they can easily talk to their parents’.

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Fruits and vegetables intake and characteristics associated among adolescents from Southern Brazil

Posted November 16, 2012

Increased body weight has been associated with an unhealthy diet, low consumption of fruits and vegetables. Our objective was to investigate whether adolescents had low intake of fruits and vegetables, and whether gender, age and education could affect the feeding patterns.

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Low Carotenoids May be Linked to Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents

Posted August 18, 2012

An analysis of cross-sectional data from NHANES 2001-2006 (n = 782-4285) involving adolescents aged 12-19 years found that levels of cartenoids and vitamin C may be inversely associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS).

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Iron, vitamins could affect physical fitness in adolescents

Posted August 10, 2012

Adolescence is an important time not only for growing but for acquiring healthy habits that will last a lifetime, such as choosing foods rich in vitamins and minerals, and adopting a regular exercise regimen. Unfortunately, several studies have shown that adolescents’ intake of important nutrients, as well as their performance on standard physical fitness tests, has fallen in recent years.

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