teens

Teens and Vitamin D: Some dangerously deficient, study finds

Some North American adolescents have low levels of vitamin D, according to an article in the June issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to information in the article, vitamin D is crucial for calcium absorption and bone growth during childhood and adolescence. Studies have shown that [...]

Teens and Vitamin D: Some dangerously deficient, study finds 2018-02-15T15:53:09+00:00

More Fish for Better Behaviour? Study links low omega-3s and hostility

Researchers report that adolescents who have a higher intake of fish oils tend to be less hostile than those who have a low intake. And since hostility has been shown to predict both the development and manifestation of coronary disease, fish oil may also reduce heart disease risk. Scientists from five different universities and institutes [...]

More Fish for Better Behaviour? Study links low omega-3s and hostility 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

Start on calcium young: studies

For women, adolescence is a critical time for building bone mass. In fact, some researchers believe osteoporosis may be prevented or delayed by maximizing bone mass during adolescence. At Ramam Medical Center in Israel, a study found calcium supplementation during the early teen years could provide an extended window for bone mass development. In this [...]

Start on calcium young: studies 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

Healthy Kids: Iron deficiency

Many parents are concerned that their kids may not be getting enough iron. Iron deficiency is relatively common in babies (up to 2 years) and adolescents. These two age groups are especially susceptible due to high iron requirements and rapid growth. Iron is essential for the production of blood and the building of muscle. A [...]

Healthy Kids: Iron deficiency 2018-02-15T15:53:20+00:00

Fish oils may improve behaviour

Adolescents who have a higher intake of fish oils tend to be less hostile than those who have a low intake, say researchers. And since hostility has been shown to predict heart disease, fish oil may also reduce heart disease risk. Scientists from across the US examined the association of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids [...]

Fish oils may improve behaviour 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

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