Sensory-based food education offers new way to promote healthy dietary habits in children
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  June 1, 2018  
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 Sensory-based food education offers new way to promote healthy dietary habits in childrenSensory-based food education offers new way to promote healthy dietary habits in children
 
Sensory-based food education given to 3-5 year-old children in the kindergarten increases their willingness to choose vegetables, berries and fruit, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
 
   Zinc and copper metabolism in baby teeth may help predict ASD riskZinc and copper metabolism in baby teeth may help predict ASD risk
 
Using evidence found in baby teeth, researchers from the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report that cycles involved in zinc and copper metabolism are dysregulated in autism spectrum disorder, and can be used to predict who will later develop the disease.
 
   Drinking recommended amount of milk could protect obese children against metabolic syndromeDrinking recommended amount of milk could protect obese children against metabolic syndrome
 
Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow's milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
 
 Study defines molecular basis to explain connection between mother’s nutrition and infant growth
 
Study defines molecular basis to explain connection between mother’s nutrition and infant growthFor years, pregnant mothers have questioned their nutritional habits: "Will eating more cause my baby to be overweight?" Or, "I'm eating for two, so it won't hurt to have an extra serving, right?"
 
 
 Study reveals risk factors involved in early onset and severity of obesity in children
 
Study reveals risk factors involved in early onset and severity of obesity in childrenA family history of obesity, high blood pressure, high blood lipid levels, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease should all be considered high risk factors for the early onset and severity of obesity in children, reveals a new study.
 
 
 Whooping cough cases in Ontario more prevalent than previously known
 
Whooping cough cases in Ontario more prevalent than previously knownNew research from Public Health Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences suggests that whooping cough cases in Ontario are happening much more frequently than previously known, reinforcing the importance of up-to-date vaccinations to protect against illness and the spread of disease.
 
 
 The Impact of Air Pollution on Childhood Asthma
 
The Impact of Air Pollution on Childhood AsthmaIt is a well-established fact that air pollution in towns and cities affects our health. Dr Haneen Khreis discusses the latest research into the effect of air pollution on childhood asthma, and the steps that transport policy makers can take to reduce the prevalence of the condition.