WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- If a pregnant woman eats a lot of high-gluten foods, the odds that her child will have type 1 diabetes rise significantly, new research suggests.
In the study, pregnant women who had the highest consumption of gluten had double the risk of having a child with type 1 diabetes compared to those who ate the least gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Most new mothers in the United States start out breastfeeding, but many stop sooner than recommended, a new federal government report says.
Of the nearly 4 million babies born in 2015, about 83 percent started out breastfeeding, but fewer than 36 percent were still breastfeeding at 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Weak grip strength in children may point to a higher risk of such health problems as diabetes and heart disease, new research suggests.
In a new study that followed children from 4th grade through 5th grade, a grip-strength test was given to the students at the start of the study. The researchers said that nearly 28 percent of the boys and 20 percent of the girls were classified as having weak grips.
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People are drinking fewer diet drinks these days, and a panel of health experts agrees that's a good idea.
A science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA) counsels against regular and long-term consumption of diet beverages, particularly in children. Instead, the group of leading nutritionists, doctors and researchers urged people to replace sugary and diet drinks with plain, carbonated or unsweetened flavored water.