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Lower BMIs for chocolate-eating teens, finds study

Posted November 4, 2013

Young people consuming larger amounts of chocolate each day have slimmer waists and lower body mass indices, according to research.

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Diets lacking omega-3s lead to anxiety, hyperactivity in teens

Posted July 31, 2013

Diets lacking omega-3 fatty acids – found in foods like wild fish, eggs, and grass-fed livestock – can have worsened effects over consecutive generations, especially affecting teens, according to a University of Pittsburgh study.

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Diets Lacking Omega-3s Lead to Anxiety, Hyperactivity in Teens: Generational Omega-3 Deficiencies Have Worsening Effects Over Time

Posted July 30, 2013

Diets lacking omega-3 fatty acids — found in foods like wild fish, some eggs, and grass-fed livestock — can have worsened effects over consecutive generations, especially affecting teens, according to a University of Pittsburgh study.

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Sleep Deprivation in Teens Linked to Poor Dietary Choices

Posted June 22, 2013

Well-rested teenagers tend to make more healthful food choices than their sleep-deprived peers, according to a study led by Lauren Hale, PhD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The finding, presented at SLEEP 2013, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, may be key to understanding the link between sleep and obesity.

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Fit Teens More Likely to Have Healthier Aortas

Posted June 10, 2013

Fitness may enhance vascular health in adolescents as evidenced by favorable association with aortic intima-media thickness (IMT) and elasticity, researchers found.

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Sleep May Ease Asthma in Teens

Posted June 4, 2013

A pilot sleep extension program for teens with asthma was associated with improved daytime lung function and fewer nighttime symptoms, researchers reported here. Teens with asthma who got more sleep during an experimental sleep extension program had significantly fewer nocturnal asthma symptoms (P=0.001) and less variability in objective daily lung function (P=0.05), according to Lisa Meltzer, MD, of the National Jewish Health Center in Denver, Colo., and colleagues.

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GOS prebiotics may boost calcium absorption for teens: Purdue data

Posted March 22, 2013

Daily supplements of galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) may enhance the absorption of calcium for adolescent girls, says a new study from Purdue University with implications for bone health.

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New Study Highlights Effectiveness Of Healthy Lifestyle Text Messages For Teens

Posted January 13, 2013

R U eating healthy 2day? According to the Nielsen consumer research group, teens receive an average of 3,417 text messages per month. Couple this with CDC’s report that high school students’ consumption of fruit and vegetables is, on average, 1.2 times per day and it makes sense to start using text messages to inform teens about health. In a new study released in the January/February 2013 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, it was found that, in order to inform and motivate teens, text messages should address the reality of today’s adolescent lifestyles.

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New study reveals more inspiring reasons to serve veggies at dinner

Posted November 14, 2012

Parents may have some new motivations to serve their kids vegetables. A new study, funded by Pinnacle Foods’ Birds Eye brand and published in Public Health Nutrition, found that adding vegetables to the plate led to more positive evaluations of both the main entrée and the cook. By simply serving vegetables with dinner, participants believed the main course would taste better and thought the server was more thoughtful and attentive.

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Vitamin D deficiency in teens a serious problem

Posted November 7, 2012

Does your teenage daughter often complain of backache and joint pain? Is your college-going cousin always lethargic? Vitamin Ddeficiency among youngsters, which causes such problems, is becoming common these days and is a growing health concern, doctors say.

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