More kids suffer from gallstones

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I’m a parent and I know how it can be sometimes at mealtimes.  You’ve worked all day and you’re tired. The last thing you feel like doing is cooking a healthy nutritional meal for your kids.  It’s all to easy to bring out the fryer, or frozen pizza.  However, a new study shows that obese children and teens are at least twice as likely to get gallstones when compared to children of a normal weight.  For some of the heavier kids, the risks were 3-8 times higher.  With childhood obesity tripling in the US over the last 30 years, isn’t it time we took notice and did something about the problem?

The risks of obesity are not just gallstones (gallstones have been linked with blood diseases like sickle cell anemia in children).  We can add diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol – diseases that were once a lot more common in adults.

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About Andy Williams

In a processed food culture, simply eating may not be enough. Dr. Andy Williams is a scientist with a strong interest in Juicing and how it can supply the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive in modern society. You can subscribe to his free daily paper called Juicing The Rainbow and follow him on Facebook orTwitter.

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