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Eating Disturbance Common in Girls With Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
There is a high prevalence of eating disorders among girls with type 1 diabetes according to Canadian researchers. They also found that eating disturbances in this population are likely to persist over time.

Possible To Predict Type 2 in Early Childhood
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2007
It may be possible to predict which kids are most likely to mature into adults with type 2 diabetes - and to nip that risk in the bud. A new study spotlights two key strategies.

Unique Idea: Have Government Subsidize Fruits and Vegetables
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007
Doctors tell lawmakers to subsidize salads, vegetables and fruit, not fat don't exercise is going to cost them and the taxpayers, plus they will lose years from their lifespan.

Treating Gestational Diabetes Reduces Childhood Obesity
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2007
Treating gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during pregnancy may reduce the child's risk of becoming obese, according to the results of a new study.

No Diet Foods for Kids-Can Lead to Obesity
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
A new study reveals low-calorie foods and drinks made to taste like high-calorie foods and drinks may actually lead to overeating and obesity. If you hope to curb the obesity epidemic in your children, don't feed them diet foods or drinks.

Americans Fear Being Diagnosed with Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
More than half of Americans fear developing diabetes, but many continue the unhealthy behaviors that boost their odds of getting the blood sugar disease, a new survey shows.

Children's Belly Fat Increases More Than 65 Percent Since 1990's
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Abdominal obesity increased more than 65 percent among boys and almost 70 percent among girls between 1988 and 2004. The finding of growing girth is significant because abdominal obesity has emerged as a better predictor of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk than the more commonly used Body Mass Index, a weight to height ratio that can sometimes be misleading.



Obesity Linked to Lack of Childhood Sleep
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Dr Taheri does not claim that poor sleep is the only cause of obesity, but he says that its effects should be taken seriously, on the basis both of experiments and epidemiological evidence.

Breast-Feeding Protects Against Obesity in Children of Diabetic, Overweight Mothers
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Breast-feeding is inversely associated with the risk of childhood obesity regardless of maternal diabetes status or weight status.

Overweight Youths Should be Treated for Obesity Much Earlier to Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Watchful waiting when faced with overweight preschoolers and elementary school children is poor pediatric practice.

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