Childhood overweight and obesity: Help your child gain a healthy weight

Childhood overweight and obesity: Help your child gain a healthy weight

Children need a certain number of calories to grow and develop. But if the child consumes more calories than he uses, the body stores these extra calories as fat. In otherwise healthy children, weight gain occurs more often because the child consumes more calories than he uses. Why is it important for my child to…

Cholesterol and your child

Cholesterol and your child

High cholesterol can start in childhood. High cholesterol levels are likely to continue to rise as a child becomes a teenager and an adult. This increases your child’s risk of cholesterol-related health problems. What are the risks of high cholesterol? Your child’s body needs a little cholesterol to protect the nerves, create cellular tissue and…