2015 Dec 23

Sleep and health risk in children

By |2015-12-23T08:16:05-05:00December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Children|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Adequate sleep is particularly important during childhood and adolescence since inadequate sleep is associated with non-optimal physical and cognitive development. A growing body of evidence suggests that inadequate sleep could be a contributing factor for weight gain and the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Why are sleep patterns poor for some children? [...]

2014 Nov 20

Root Causes of Obesity

By |2014-11-20T09:30:16-05:00November 20th, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The causes of obesity have been recognized and are largely related to environmental susceptibility to gain weight due to increased energy intake and reduced energy expenditures as well as genetic predisposition. Contributors to the obesogenic environment since the 1980's are the abundance of high-caloric density, low-quality food and under activity. All of this leads to increased body [...]

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