Posts Tagged "childhood obesity"

The link between Obesity and Diabetes.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in exercise, nutrition | 0 comments

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of decades you have probably heard or noticed that we have an obesity problem in our country.   You probably have also noticed that the rate of diabetes continues to rise at an astonishingly fast rate as well.   Today compared to in 1960 american adults are now two times more likely to be obese and the average american weighs 24 pounds heavier.  Even more scary is that today, children are now three times more likely to be obese as compared to in 1980.(1)   Diabetes has risen at an even higher rate in 1960 .91% of American suffered from diabetes in 2013 that number has risen to 7.18% of Americans.(2)  That...

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Childhood Obesity Leading to More Back Pain.

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Back Pain, chiropractic for kids, Chiropractic research | 0 comments

Link Between Back Pain and Childhood Obesity Found. Childhood obesity is a growing problem in our country and around the globe.  Diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome and now back pain are linked to childhood obesity. A study presented in November 2009 at the Radiological Society of North America shows that researchers have been able to to demonstrate a link between an increased body mass index (BMI) for children and disc changes in the lower back.  According to Dr. Judah Burns, the study’s primary author, “We observed a trend toward increased spine abnormality with higher BMI.  These results demonstrate a strong relationship between increased BMI in...

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