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overweight & obesity

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Can I Give My Child Juice?

Is it really all that unhealthy to give my child sugar-sweetened drinks? more

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Does Sugar Make Kids Hyperactive?

For decades now, sugar-laden holidays have been a source of celebration and consternation. Parents and grandparents alike happily satisfy a child’s sweet tooth with birthday cakes, Christmas cookies, and Halloween candies, and then brace themselves for the ensuing “sugar high.”... more

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Are Formula-Fed Babies At Greater Risk For Obesity?

Will my baby’s risk for obesity be greater if I need to supplement with formula? more

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Will Nighttime Nursing Increase My Baby’s Risk For Obesity?

Is my child at an increased risk for obesity if he regularly wakes to breastfeed throughout the night? more

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Will Early Introduction Of Solid Foods Increase My Baby’s Risk Of Obesity?

Will introducing solid foods before 6 months of age increase a baby's risk of developing obesity later in life? more

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Will Breastfeeding Reduce My Child’s Risk Of Obesity?

Can any amount of breastfeeding reduce my child's risk of obesity later in life? more