Abnormal Cholesterol Among the Future Generation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that between 2011-2014 one in five children and adolescents had at least one abnormal cholesterol measure. The prevalence of these measures was higher in adolescents than children, and in youth with obesity. Obesity may explain a significant number of these abnormal values, but sex differences and genetics must also be…

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Light Physical Activity Good for the Kidneys

A new analysis of the NHANES data finds that individuals who spent more than an hour a day in light physical activity had 3-6% better kidney filtration rates than those who had less than an hour. Authors also cited earlier research which found sedentary individuals had 2.2 times the risk of developing chronic kidney disease…

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