Category Archive for: ‘Childhood Obesity’

Overweight Kids May be at Higher Risk for Back Pain

December 1, 2009LA Times Obese and overweight children are at higher risk for conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, studies have shown, but they may also be more susceptible to back pain and spinal problems. In a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Radiological Society in Chicago, researchers found a link between having a …

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Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise

Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nationPosted February 10, 2009 By Carolyn ColwellHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — A North Carolina study finds that the rate of chronic low back pain has more than doubled in that state since the early 1990s — a statistic the authors say might reflect what’s happening in the …

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Kids Swallow More Pills As Big Waistlines Become Growing Pain

November 3rd, 2008NEW YORKBLOOMBERG More American children are taking pills for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol than ever before, reflecting a rise in chronic diseases related to obesity, a study found. Use of drugs for type-2 diabetes, the form of the disease commonly seen in overweight adults, doubled in children ages 5 to 19 and cholesterol-lowering medications rose by …

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Back Pain Hits Britain’s Kids

Submitted by: icas Ltd (Publicasity)Wednesday, 15 October 2008Response Source BACK PAIN HITS BRITAIN’S KIDS – Children as young as six are falling victim to back pain according to new findings from The British Chiropractic Association – A survey released today by The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) reveals that childhood back pain has reached an all time high in the UK. …

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