Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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Iron-fist style of parenting more likely to lead to obese kids

Children whose parents are rigid with rules and skimpy on affection and conversation have a third greater chance of being obese than kids whose parents are more generous with affection and dialogue, according to new research released Wednesday. The “iron …

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Study questions use of BMI as health measure

A new study questions the use of body mass index (BMI) to predict the effect of obesity on health, saying it ignores important health factors such as how

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SimpleScience@Heart: Latinos meet 5 of American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 goals

Latinos fare better than other Americans on five out of seven American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 heart-healthy goals. In a poll of nearly 16,000 Latino adults, they had