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Vitamin D deficiency may be relevant to childhood asthma infections, infant fractures

January 22, 2015

Postmortem vitamin D results could offer a deeper understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms behind certain diseases causing child deaths and inform further research, according to findings published in Pediatric and Developmental Pathology.

“Measuring serum vitamin D levels postmortem may provide invaluable information on sudden unexplained death in children, in children dying from asthma, and in babies with fractures,” researchers in the United Kingdom wrote.

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Conference aims at consensus strategy for developing disease-modifying therapies for children with type 1 diabetes

January 19, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Developing disease-modifying therapies for children with type 1 diabetes may require different clinical trial and approval pathways than…
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Natural BMI reduction could confound obesity trial efficacy

January 12, 2015
Accounting for the natural tendency for BMI to fall slightly in children with overweight could prevent implementation of interventions unlikely to alter the course of…
Julie C. Lumeng In the Journals

Healthy BMI found among children enrolled in Head Start

January 12, 2015
A healthier BMI was found upon kindergarten entry among children enrolled in the Head Start program compared with children in a primary health care system, according to…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

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The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

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Obesity is suboptimally managed in clinical practice despite the availability of relevantguidelines and evidence-based…
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Vitamin D deficiency may be relevant to childhood asthma infections, infant fractures

January 22, 2015
Postmortem vitamin D results could offer a deeper understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms behind certain diseases causing child deaths and…
Meeting News Coverage

Conference aims at consensus strategy for developing disease-modifying therapies for children with type 1 diabetes

January 19, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Developing disease-modifying therapies for children with type 1 diabetes may require different clinical trial and approval…
In the Journals

Natural BMI reduction could confound obesity trial efficacy

January 12, 2015
Accounting for the natural tendency for BMI to fall slightly in children with overweight could prevent implementation of interventions unlikely to…
Julie C. Lumeng In the Journals

Healthy BMI found among children enrolled in Head Start

January 12, 2015
A healthier BMI was found upon kindergarten entry among children enrolled in the Head Start program compared with children in a primary health care…
James Pivarnik In the Journals

Exercise during pregnancy linked with lower blood pressure in children

January 9, 2015
Study findings published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness found an association between maternal exercise during pregnancy and…

Is my child going through early puberty?

January 9, 2015
Puberty is the stage in which a boy or girl becomes sexually mature. This change is caused by hormones in the brain signaling the body to start…
Karen Winer In the Journals

Hyperglycemia associated with slowed brain matter growth in young children with type 1 diabetes

January 7, 2015
Continued exposure to hyperglycemia could be detrimental to brain development in young children with type 1 diabetes, with slower brain matter growth…

The doctor says my child is obese, what does that mean?

January 7, 2015
Obesity is defined as when a person has too much body fat and is not to be confused with being overweight, which is when a person weighs too much.
In the Journals

One-third of people with type 1 diabetes continue to produce insulin

January 5, 2015
Nearly one in every three people with type 1 diabetes continue to produce insulin, some for decades after diagnosis, according to research published…
In the Journals

Elevated fasting insulin concentrations in early childhood linked to type 2 diabetes later

December 29, 2014
An elevated risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood is found with elevated fasting insulin concentrations in early childhood, but not in adolescence…
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