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Breast-Feeding Curbs Type 2 Diabetes Later
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Breast-fed babies appear to be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes when they reach adolescence, according to findings published in the medical journal Diabetes Care.

Vitamin D Supplements Can Help To Prevent Type 1 Diabetes' by 30%
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Supplements of vitamin D can help young children to ward off diabetes in later life, researchers report. The chance of developing Type 1 diabetes fell by almost a third in those who received extra doses of the vitamin.

Simple Test Predicts Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Researchers are developing a simple test which follows a new cellular pathway, that may predict whether a child will develop Type 1 diabetes.

Blood Disorder Helps Prevent Malaria
Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Alpha thalassemia, a blood disorder that is characterized by anemia caused by abnormally small red blood cells, may have the benefit of preventing malaria. Children with this disorder were found in a recent study to have a far greater chance of prevention for malaria than those without.

Common Cold Leads To Ear Infections In Children
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008
Two of the most common diseases of infants and young children are colds and ear infections. A recent study has shown that a large percentage of ear infections are caused by what's considered to be a "common cold."

Early Childhood Vitamin D Consumption Could Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008
Five separate studies have uncovered a connection between early childhood Vitamin D consumption and the diminished risk of developing Type 1 diabetes later in life. According to each study, the higher the dose of Vitamin D, the lower the risk of developing the disease.

Diabetes In Pregnancy Increases Children's Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Researchers have identified a link between the occurrence of type 2 diabetes in adults and the presence of type 1 diabetes or pregnancy-related diabetes in their mothers.

Salty Foods Linked to Soft Drink Consumption
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Kids who have less salt in their diets also consume fewer sugared soft drinks, researchers here said. Each reduction of 1 g/day in salt intake was associated with a reduction of 27 g/day of sugar-sweetened soft drinks among 4- to 18-year-olds.

Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds.

Metabolic Syndrome in Children Predicts Adult Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Participants who had metabolic syndrome as children were about 13 times more likely to have cardiovascular disease and 6.5 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes than participants who did not have metabolic syndrome as children.

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