Childhood Obesity, Vitamin D and Diabetes

16 Feb

A recently published study with 411 obese children found that, low vitamin D levels are associated with risk for type-2 diabetes.

Obese children are more likely to be vitamin D deficient, and this is associated with insulin resistance.  Obese children are also more likely to skip breakfast and drink soda, both factors associated with a vitamin D deficiency.

If you have children, teach them how to eat healthy, things are better learned at a younger age.

A third of American children and adolescents are obese.

Some doctors today are saying that this generation of children will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. And 1 in every 3 children born after the year 2000 will develop diabetes.

Remember… Eat healthy, feed healthy, be happy!

One Response to “Childhood Obesity, Vitamin D and Diabetes”

  1. juan alvarez February 16, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    I heard this mornning a radio unbranded commercial in Mexico city, where one little boy recommends to drink more water to his friend and, he anwers back: yes I use to drink soda every day!!! This is really unfair and terrible what that beverages companies are doing against the mexican children health.

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