The health problems associated with accelerated weight gain in children include:
Type 2 diabetes
Fatty liver (which may lead to cirrhosis which is a type of serious liver disease)
Obstructive sleep apnea (not breathing for at least ten seconds during sleep)
Increased blood pressure
Increased cholesterol levels
Orthopedic disorders (bone and joint disorders)
In addition to these health risks,
The first step in assessing weight status is to determine the Body Mass Index (BMI). Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a child’s weight and height.
Buddy Hackett once said “As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.”
One of the most challenging allergies for kids and their parents
to endure is wheat allergy and gluten intolerance.
Celiac Disease, or gluten intolerance, is becoming increasingly
common today. In the United States, more than 2 million people or 1 in every 133 people are affected by this disease.
Are you up to date on the latest government recommendations for nutrition and fitness?
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans,
Real Nutrition: Food allergies occur when our bodies
mistakenly believe certain foods are harmful. Surprisingly, 8 foods account for 90% of all food-allergic reactions.
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