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Not So Sweet News

If you needed more motivation to cut down on sugar intake, here you go:

Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days

Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new study found. The new research may help shed light on a question scientists have long debated. Read More

Do We Really Need to Know?

Pediatricians and cardiologists are ensnared in quite a debate at the moment: should all kids be screened for high cholesterol. The official recommendation is yes. But not everyone agrees that this will lead to healthier adults. Pediatrician and author Perri Klass wrote a great article summarizing the two sides.