Dr. Ann

In a study that included 479 school age children followed for 30 months, those with the lowest vitamin D levels at the beginning of the study gained weight more rapidly and accumulated dramatically more belly fat (the most dangerous type) than the children with a normal vitamin D status.  ( American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November, […]

After following 4, 857 US children through adulthood, a first of its kind study determined that being overweight in childhood was the single most powerful predictor of premature death from chronic disease.  The children in the top quarter for weight were 230% more likely to die at any earlier age than those in the lowest […]