ShortNews
+ + + 3 BRANDNEW NewsTickers for your Website! + + + easy configurable in less than 1 Minute + + + GET'EM NOW! + + +

   Home | Join | Submit News | MyShortNews | HighScores | FAQ'S | Forums Chat | 2 Users Online   
   
                 04/18/2014 10:43 PM  
  ShortNews Search
search all Channels
RSS feeds
   Top News Health
IVF Patient Pregnant With Other Couple´s Twins After Mix-up
10 Kids Hospitalized After Being Served Boozy Punch at Pizzeria
Study: Smartphone App Helps Decrease Anxiety
Habanero Peppers Cause School Evacuation
more News
out of this Channel...
  750 Visits   1 Assessments  Show users who Rated this:
Quality:Very Good
Back to Overview  
08/27/2012 02:27 PM ID: 92454 Permalink   

Study: Obese Kids at Higher Risk of Gallstones

 

A study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition revealed that overweight and obese children are at significantly increased risk for gallstones.

"Gallstones in children and adolescents have been historically rare. These findings add to an alarming trend -- youth who are obese or extremely obese are more likely to have diseases we normally think of as adult conditions," Corinna Koebnick says.

The study that collected data from 510,000 children ages 10-19 found that those who were overweight were twice as likely to have gallstones as those with normal weight. Extremely obese kids had six times the risk of developing gallstones.

 
  Source: www.upi.com  
    WebReporter: edie Show Calling Card      
  Recommendation:  
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
   
  What's Your Opinion?
  
  On the good side...  
 
At least destroying gallstones is now a painless procedure that uses sound.

[ edited by Michael J. Bettua ]
 
  by: Michael J. Bettua   08/28/2012 01:33 AM     
 
 
Copyright ©2014 ShortNews GmbH & Co. KG, Contact: info@shortnews.com