Posts Tagged ‘study’

Childhood depression and obesity link

The most recent childhood obesity data is cause for concern, with almost 28 per cent of Australian children recorded as either overweight or obese in 2014-15. A recent meta-analysis of more than 51,000 study participants has revealed a positive link between childhood and adolescent obesity and depression. Australian kids who are overweight and obese are…

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Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women

Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks are more likely to give birth to a child with autistic traits according to a new study. It has prompted new calls by health professionals to urge the widespread use of vitamin D supplements. Findings by researchers led by Professor John McGrath from the University…

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