Hunger in the News from 8/5/10

Hunger in the News from 8/5/10
August 5, 2010 No Comments Archives Hunger Coalition

Lots, and lots of Candy
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New Study finds Unhealthy Foods are strongly linked to ADHD

According to Change.org, a recent study from an Institute for Child Health Research indicates that children (particularly teenagers) who eat many processed foods, like those that are found at fast food restaurants, and in those high sugar and calorie-driven candy bars are going to have a higher risk of having or gaining Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

To read more about this subject please visit:

http://food.change.org/blog/view/junk_food_may_give_your_kids_adhd

To discuss this on the MCHC forum please visit:

http://www.mclennanhunger.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15

Child
Photo by Mark Lawrence

Study says weight during pregnancy could affect Childhood Obesity

According to WebMD News there is something about the weight of women during their pregnancy that could have an effect on the child’s obesity over time. A newborn baby from a mother who put on too much weight during the pregnancy is more prone to suffer from obesity as a long term effect. Thus, a larger weight for a newborn child to have from the start could be an indication of future high weight levels. This is a new and surprising study which has been supported by the National Institutes of Health.

According to WebMD News there is something about the weight of women during their pregnancy that could have an effect on the child’s obesity over time. A newborn baby from a mother who put on too much weight during the pregnancy is more prone to suffer from obesity as a long term effect. Thus, a larger weight for a newborn child to have from the start could be an indication of future high weight levels. This is a new and surprising study which has been supported by the National Institutes of Health.

To read more about this subject please visit:
http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20100804/too-much-pregnancy-weight-gain-raises-childs-obesity-risk

To discuss this on the MCHC forum please visit:
http://www.mclennanhunger.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16

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