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Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese

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Photo: Belly and crutch [05/07/2013] Adults with a disability are more likely to be obese or extremely obese than those without a disability according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTHealth).Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese - Read more

Elderly: Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Fractures

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Photo: Elderly women with a wheeled walker [19/06/2013] Older patients who know they are at risk of fractures will make positive lifestyle changes to avoid them, such as exercising, wearing proper footwear and taking supplements.Elderly: Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Fractures - Read more

Autistic Children: Risk for Feeding Problems and Nutritional Deficits

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Photo: Child refuses food [17/04/2013] A new, comprehensive analysis of feeding behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) indicates that these children are five times more likely to have a feeding problem, including extreme tantrums during meals, severe food selectivity and ritualistic mealtime behaviors. Autistic Children: Risk for Feeding Problems and Nutritional Deficits - Read more

Vitamin D May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Youths

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[03/04/2013] Childhood and adolescent obesity rates in the United States have increased dramatically in the past three decades. Being obese puts individuals at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Now, University of Missouri (MU) researchers found vitamin D supplements can help obese children and teens control their blood-sugar levels, which may help them stave off the disease.Vitamin D May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Youths - Read more

How Autism Changed a Family

All at once the diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) changes the life of a whole family. Nothing is the way it used to be or how the parents dreamed of. But soon they realize: There are also many beautiful sides of the new life. A mother narrates.How Autism Changed a Family - Read more

Dementia: Eating Habits Improve Physical and Mental Health

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Photo: Elderly man eating [08/03/2013] A new analysis has found that a combination of methods that help patients with dementia remember proper eating habits can improve their physical health and lessen symptoms of depression. The study indicates that clinicians should consider using this intervention in individuals with dementia who also have poor nutrition and signs of depression.Dementia: Eating Habits Improve Physical and Mental Health - Read more

Low Vitamin D Levels Increase Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

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[18/02/2013] Having adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by as much as 50 percent, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The findings, if confirmed in future studies, could lead to a role for vitamin D supplementation in preventing this serious autoimmune disease in adults. Low Vitamin D Levels Increase Risk of Type 1 Diabetes - Read more

February 2013: Nutrition in Care

With increasing age the sense of taste decreases more and more, appetite dwindles. Hence, caregivers are challenged to guarantee a sufficient dietary intake anyway. Why this is not always so easy and what one should pay attention to, you will get to know in the Topic of the Month February: Nutrition in Care.February 2013: Nutrition in Care - Read more

Elderly: Ensuring a Successful Nutrition

Eating is supposed to be a pleasure. But for many older people, the daily food intake is increasingly becoming a torment. There are multiple reasons for this, but they are often not recognized until it already is too late. Thus it is the task of the nursing staff to provide a balanced diet.Elderly: Ensuring a Successful Nutrition - Read more

Recognising and Avoiding Malnutrition

Overweight is often discussed as the problem par excellence in our society. However, for senior citizens malnutrition is a much more critical topic. The older the people are the more often this illness occurs. So, caregivers have to be attentive.Recognising and Avoiding Malnutrition - Read more


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