Child Health

Eating a Diet lacking in Fiber puts Teens at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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(Best Syndication News) - Teens are at a risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, because they do not eat enough dietary fiber, says researchers. The study found that 14-18 year old adolescents did not eat enough dietary fiber; they tended to have larger bellies, and their blood had increased inflammatory factors. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Norman Pollock, bone biologist at the Medical College of Georgia and the Institute of Public and Preventive Health at Georgia Health Sciences University and Dr. Samip Parikh, an internal medicine resident at GHS Health System, are co-first authors of this study.

Snacking on Raisins could reduce overall daily calorie intake in Children

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(Best Syndication News) - A study funded by the California Raisin Marketing Board, found that eating raisins for an after-school snack prevented children between 8 and 11 years of age from consuming excessive amounts of calories. The raisins gave the children a better feeling of fullness compared to other common snacks such as grapes, potato chips, and cookies. The study results were announced at the Canadian Nutrition Society’s annual meeting being held in Vancouver, B.C.

The study involved 26 boys and girls of normal weight between the ages of 8 and 11 over a three-month time. The children were randomly assigned to eat raisins, grapes, potato chips, or chocolate chips as a snack until they felt comfortably full.

CDC reports that Higher Education reduces Obesity Rates for Women and Children

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released their 35th annual Health, United States, 2011 report. They found that people with higher education levels had lower rates of obesity in women and children than those with the least education and lowest income levels.

The study found that the households with the higher levels of education between 2007-2010 had lower rates of obesity in girls and boys between 2 and 19 years old. If the head of the household had less than a high school education the obesity level in their children averaged 24 percent in boys and 22 percent in girls. The obesity rate drops dramatically when the head of the household had a bachelor’s degree or higher – the obesity rate was 11 percent for boys and 7 percent for females.

Recall announced for Child Sized Fitness Trampoline sold exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us Stores

Child sized First Fitness Trampoline being recalled by Aqua Leisure Industrieds - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - First Fitness Trampolines are being recalled because the metal on the support bar could break off and could cause laceration injuries on the child. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall being issued from the manufacturer, Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc.

Around 40,000 of the First Fitness Trampolines with handlebars are involved in the recall. The child sized fitness trampolines were sold exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us stores nationwide between September 2010 and April 2012 at a price between $45 and $70. The manufacturer received four reports of the metal handlebar breaking away from the connection while it was being used. The company has not received any reports of injuries.

Mind Crib Tent Recall announced for Entrapment and Strangulation Danger

Portable Play Yard Tent being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that five retailers are announcing a voluntary recall of around 330,000 Mind Crib Tents because they could strangle or entrap a toddler. The tents cover playpens and cribs. Tots in Mind, Inc. made them, but are no longer in business.

One child died from the tent failing, and another child suffered a serious injury. Between January 1997 and April 2012, the CPSC is aware of 27 tent failures. A two-year old boy died after he was trapped between the top of the rail of a playpen and the bottom of the Mind Crib Tent. This death was reported in a previous recall that was issued in July 15, 2010. In 2007, another two-year old boy suffered catastrophic brain injury when the crib tent became inverted and the rod trapped him at the neck.

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