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Overweight children are more likely to develop asthma

Overweight children are more likely to develop asthma

A study published in the medical journal Pediatrics found that overweight children are at a higher risk of developing asthma by age eight than children at ideal weight. The study was conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The study evaluated the relationship between body mass index (Discover Your Ideal Weight) and asthma of more than 2,000 Swedish children when they were a year, a year and a half, four years and seven years. The results showed that overweight children up to seven years of age were twice as likely to develop asthma by eight years than children of normal weight. On the other hand, overweight children who achieve ideal weight seven years no longer present the increased risk to develop the disease. One of the possible explanations involves a hormone called leptin, which comes from fat and is found in large amounts in overweight people. Thus, it is suggested that leptin stimulates exaggerated inflammatory responses of the immune system, a key feature of asthma. Overweight in childhood favors high blood pressure

A study published in the journal

Hypertension

revealed that children above of weight are nearly three times more likely to develop high blood pressure compared to those who are at ideal weight. The study was led by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the United States. The survey tracked 1,111 school-aged children for four years. Twice a year they measured blood pressure, height, and weight. The results showed that 14% of overweight children had high blood pressure, while only 5% of normal weight children had high blood pressure. The threat of the disease was therefore about three times higher in the first case.

Scholars believe that the study should arouse the attention of parents who only usually show some concern about their children's weight when they are diagnosed with obesity . Unfortunately, overweight is still not seen as a health risk fact.


Exhibition brings children closer to science at Shopping Ibirapuera

Exhibition brings children closer to science at Shopping Ibirapuera

Making children come into contact with science is a challenge. The project "Xperience - Science and Fun", on display at Shopping Ibirapuera, aims to change this experience in children from the age of 4. By May 31, the kids will be confronted with 20 interactive and explore the most diverse areas of science, such as energy, electric and gravitational force.

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Family members donate their holiday to the worker to take care of the daughter with cancer

Family members donate their holiday to the worker to take care of the daughter with cancer

In a factory that manufactures pieces of glass, in the northeastern region of France, Jonathan Dupré's co-workers donated all their holiday days to the clerk. The reason: With these 350 days received, Jonathan can closely monitor the cancer treatment in the kidney of his daughter Naëlle, age 5. The girl underwent surgery to remove a 13 cm tumor in December 2014.

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