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Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Diabetic Children More Likely to Have Asthma

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

A new study suggests that children with diabetes are more likely to have asthma, and that children that have both conditions find it more difficult to keep their blood sugar levels under control. (more…)

More Kids Becoming Severely Obese

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

A new study shows that in the last 25 years, rates of severe childhood obesity in the United States have tripled, putting increasing numbers of children at risk for diabetes and heart disease.

Researchers looked at National Health and Nutrition Survey data on 12,384 youths, ages two to 19 years, and found that the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 0.8 percent in the period from 1976 to 1980 to 3.8 percent in 1999 to 2004. The study appears online in Academic Pediatrics. (more…)

Low Vitamin D Increases Teens’ Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Teens who have low levels of vitamin D are at greater risk for diabetes and heart disease according to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Researchers looked at data involving nearly 4-thousand teens aged 12 to 19 enrolled in National Health and Nutrition Examination surveys from 2001 to 2004. They found that 25 percent of the teens with the lowest vitamin D levels had a fourfold greater risk of metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of risk factors for diabetes. (more…)