Studies underscore extent of health threats from childhood food insecurity

November 12, 2019
Findings from two studies published recently in Pediatrics emphasized the negative impact that food insecurity has on child health and the role that…

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Kids without siblings engage in more unhealthy eating behaviors

November 12, 2019
Children aged younger than 8 years who did not have siblings were more likely to consume unhealthy foods and drinks than children of the same age…

Special Issue Article

The ABCs of Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxicities

Pediatric Annals, November 2019, Volume 48 Issue 11
Vitamins and minerals are part of a well-balanced diet. They are essential for normal growth and development, which is especially crucial for the…

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Bariatric surgery safe for pediatric patients with obesity

November 4, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Pediatric patients with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery between 2015 and 2017 had low rates of readmission…

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VIDEO: Bariatric surgery can address severe obesity epidemic

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — The AAP issued a policy statement and technical report aimed at improving access to metabolic and bariatric surgery for young…

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AAP guidelines promote access to pediatric metabolic, bariatric surgery

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A new AAP policy statement offered ways for pediatricians to improve access to metabolic and bariatric surgery for pediatric and…


Biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy could impact incidence of severe reactions

October 9, 2019
The FDA’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee recently voted in support of AR101, an investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut…

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Gluten intake during childhood may increase risk for celiac disease

August 29, 2019
High gluten intake during the first 5 years of life may increase the risk for celiac disease, according to findings published in JAMA.

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Latest evidence that celiac disease runs in families prompts Mayo Clinic doctors to call for more screening

August 22, 2019
A “high prevalence” of celiac disease was found among screened first-degree relatives of patients with the condition, according to…

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Parental, child BMI categories linked

August 20, 2019
Nearly 1 in 3 parents who were eligible for the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program also had at least one child who was overweight or…


5 questions patients may have about epinephrine shortage, how PCPs can answer

August 7, 2019
The last few weeks of summer can be an exceptionally difficult time to find an epinephrine auto-injector in some parts of the country, an allergist…

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Eating junk food hurts kids’ test scores, drinking more water helps their memory

June 12, 2019
Children who consumed sweet or salty snacks and sweetened beverages had lower standardized test scores, while kids who drank water regularly…


Addressing the vitamin D gap in children, teens

June 4, 2019
A 2018 study in Nutrients that analyzed the dietary recall of nearly 6,000 children aged 2 to 5 years reported that mean daily vitamin intake of…

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Research supports bariatric surgery for teens with extreme obesity

June 3, 2019
Bariatric surgical procedures are an underused, viable and cost-effective intervention for teenagers with persistent extreme obesity, according to a…


Mediterranean diet: What you need to know

May 28, 2019
May is Mediterranean Diet Month, according to the American Diabetes Association’s Facebook page. The diet, with its high intakes of cereals…

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Test can pinpoint children who do not fast before lab work

May 6, 2019
A study conducted by researchers at the NIH suggested that children who did not fast before blood work had significantly lower serum free fatty…


How to help patients with diabetes safely observe Ramadan

May 1, 2019
One of the most sacred traditions of Ramadan, the holiest month of the year for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, which begins May 6 and ends…

Potential ‘strong link’ between HIV exposure in utero, obesity as teen

March 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Teenagers and young adults who were exposed to HIV in utero but not infected were more likely to have obesity than those who were…


Reaping the most benefits from food-related studies

March 18, 2019
March may be National Nutrition Month, but the way to obtain a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, or the determinants certain foods and drinks can…

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Social media influencers contribute to children’s unhealthy food intake

March 8, 2019
Children who viewed images of social media influencers with unhealthy snacks were more likely to consume unhealthy food compared with children who…