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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.


Infants conceived by in vitro fertilization may have a higher risk of developing cancer

Infants conceived by in vitro fertilization may have a higher risk of developing cancer

The onset of cancer, such as leukemia, eye and nervous system cancer, is relatively rare in childhood, however, the German study found that the probability can increase from mild to moderate, reaching 34% in infants born with artificial insemination. For these findings, the researchers evaluated more than 26,000 children born through of artificial insemination from 1982 to 2005 and also used another Swedish study that looked at 17,000 children.

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After 63 years together, couples die the same day for natural causes

After 63 years together, couples die the same day for natural causes

Love is something incredible and inexplicable. At least in the case of Mr. Fernando Biz, 82, and Mrs. Delinda Tomazi Biz, 86, both from Santa Catarina. The two did not separate since they met and was no different when, after 63 years together, they decided to leave. Fernando was cardiac, and due to health complications, he died asleep at 7 o'clock in the morning of the last day 19 Although he also suffered from Alzheimer's, he did not forget his wife, and the night before he passed away, he asked his children about it.

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