A father's obesity is one factor that may influence his children's health and potentially raise their risk for obesity and other diseases like cancer, according to new research appearing in the Feb. 6 in the journal BMC Medicine.
Contrary to other antioxidant research, a new study published in the February 20, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, found that antioxidant levels in people’s diets is not related to their risk of developing stroke or dementia. Antioxidants such as lycopene, beta-carotene and vitamins C and E are found in many foods.
Childhood obesity causes more immediate long-term health consequences than previously thought according to a new UCLA study.
Compared to kids who are not overweight, obese children are at nearly twice the risk of having three or more reported medical, mental or developmental conditions, the UCLA researchers found. Overweight children had a 1.3 times higher risk. The study, which is currently available online, will be published in the January–February print issue of the journal Academic Pediatrics.