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Overweight children are more likely to have high blood pressure

Overweight children are more likely to have high blood pressure

A study published in the journal Hypertension revealed that overweight children 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. Five daily habits that prevent childhood obesity According to dietician and chief health nutritionist Roberta Stella, it is the role of parents to offer a balanced diet to their children. "From an early age, children should learn that eating outside the home can be healthy and fun," he explains. Here are some other habits that help your child eat healthier foods by reducing the chances of developing childhood obesity:

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The child should eat five or six meals (breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and supper) at appropriate places and at predetermined times;

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Delicacies should not be prohibited, but offered in controlled portions, for example, a packet with three filled biscuits .

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Avoid excessive consumption of snack foods, fried foods, soft drinks, sweets and sweets in general, limiting their use to a maximum of 1x / week;

5. Help your child's routine to become a routine for your child, thereby reducing the volume of your child's food. foods eaten at main meals.


Twin prenatal care: what are the necessary care and exams?

Twin prenatal care: what are the necessary care and exams?

When it comes to pregnancy twin pregnancies during prenatal care also need to be redoubled. The reason that the incidence of complications during multiple gestation is higher than in the single gestation rate. Therefore, more obstetric attention is required in these cases. Among the main complications are abortion, delayed intrauterine growth, malformations, prematurity, and mortality.

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Single children: creation helps to cope with the lack of siblings

Single children: creation helps to cope with the lack of siblings

Nowadays, the number of families that decide to have only one child is growing. We have overworking parents and the cost of living that has been increasing so fast and having a child increasingly becomes an act of conscious choice, full of responsibility. It's really life planning, in most cases. The choice seems to me to be conscious, because what we see are parents extremely dedicated to their children and often aware that more children would change this reality.

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