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Excessive homework may influence higher obesity rates in children

March 26, 2015

Excessive homework combined with the presence of school-related stress can negatively affect children’s weight, according to study data published in Obesity.

Children, especially boys, have higher adiposity indicators with high levels of mental work performed with a stress component, according to researchers. The study is the first to go beyond the acute effect of mental work on energy balance and to indicate associations between adiposity and homework profiles, according to researchers.

Kristina Derrick In the Journals

Mobile apps may boost emergency medical ID among patients with diabetes

March 25, 2015
Smartphone applications could improve the adoption of emergency medical identification by patients with diabetes, particularly among the pediatric population, according…
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Risks for diabetes, neurobehavioral abnormalities rise in children after surgery for hyperinsulinism

March 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Children who receive surgical treatment for hyperinsulinism, particularly the diffuse form, are at an elevated risk for developing diabetes and…
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VIDEO: Recent research promises breakthroughs in pediatric care

March 10, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Mark A. Sperling, MD, emeritus profess of pediatrics and endocrinology and former chair of the department of pediatrics at…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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In the Journals

Excessive homework may influence higher obesity rates in children

March 26, 2015
Excessive homework combined with the presence of school-related stress can negatively affect children’s weight, according to study data…
Kristina Derrick In the Journals

Mobile apps may boost emergency medical ID among patients with diabetes

March 25, 2015
Smartphone applications could improve the adoption of emergency medical identification by patients with diabetes, particularly among the pediatric…
Katherine Lord Meeting News Coverage

Risks for diabetes, neurobehavioral abnormalities rise in children after surgery for hyperinsulinism

March 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Children who receive surgical treatment for hyperinsulinism, particularly the diffuse form, are at an elevated risk for developing…
thumbnail for video 4103340700001 Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Recent research promises breakthroughs in pediatric care

March 10, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Mark A. Sperling, MD, emeritus profess of pediatrics and endocrinology and former chair of the department…
Roy Kim Meeting News Coverage

Increased nut intake reduces risk for metabolic syndrome among adolescents

March 9, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Even a modest amount of nut consumption could reduce the risk for developing metabolic syndrome among adolescents, according to…
Peter Clayton Meeting News Coverage

Summer daylight exposure linked to growth in GH-deficient children

March 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Genes modulating growth and summer daylight exposure are subject to a complex gene–environment interaction in response to…
In the Journals

CatD may be useful to differentiate pediatric liver inflammation, steatosis

March 4, 2015
Plasma cathepsin D levels could be used as noninvasive markers for distinguishing pediatric patients with steatosis from those with hepatic…
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Cardiac MRI detects aortic dilation in pediatric Turner's syndrome

March 4, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The use of cardiac MRI allows detection of cases of aortic dilation in pediatric patients with Turner’s syndrome…
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Traditional school day schedule benefits children with type 1 diabetes

March 3, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Children with type 1 diabetes who have a balanced school day schedule, which includes two 45-minute breaks, have…
Marc P. Michalsky In the Journals

CVD risk factors common in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery

March 2, 2015
Adolescents undergoing weight-loss surgery often have several apparent cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to recent study findings…
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