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Metabolic Impact of High Fructose Corn Syrup Restriction in Obese Children

Metabolic Impact of High Fructose Corn Syrup Restriction in Obese Children

Restricting consumption of high fructose corn syrup did not appear to improve insulin resistance in obese children.

ACOG: Guidelines for Teen Contraception Counseling

ACOG: Guidelines for Teen Contraception Counseling

Contraception conversations should take place as early as is appropriate.

Pediatric Alopecia Areata Severity Linked to Serum Vitamin D

Pediatric Alopecia Areata Severity Linked to Serum Vitamin D

Researchers assessed the relationship between serum vitamin D levels, number of patches, and disease severity and duration.

Efficacy of Biomarker Screening Pathway in Monogenic Diabetes Diagnosis

Efficacy of Biomarker Screening Pathway in Monogenic Diabetes Diagnosis

Patients with assumed monogenic diabetes were examined using a novel 3-part biomarker screening pathway to detect incorrectly diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes.

Elevated Adolescent BMI Increases Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Elevated Adolescent BMI Increases Stroke Risk in Adulthood

Over 37,000 men were tracked from ages 8 to 20 to examine the link between adolescent BMI and stroke risk.

FDA: Triptorelin Slows Central Precocious Puberty

FDA: Triptorelin Slows Central Precocious Puberty

Data from a phase 3 clinical trial found that triptorelin achieved positive results in patients age 2 and older with central precocious puberty.

Managing Gynecologic Effects of Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents

Managing Gynecologic Effects of Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents

A Committee Opinion noted that mental health disorders may "interfere with adolescents' ability to understand or articulate" health concerns, including menstrual dysfunction and safe sexual behavior.

Decreased BMI z Score in Prepubertal Children With Obesity

Decreased BMI z Score in Prepubertal Children With Obesity

Metformin decreases BMI z score and improves inflammatory parameters in prepubertal children with obesity.

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Screening Obesity in Children and Adolescents

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Screening Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Updates to the US Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations on obesity screening in children and adolescents focus on intensive behavioral interventions.

Increased Lifetime Risk of Depression In Children With Obesity

Increased Lifetime Risk of Depression In Children With Obesity

Childhood obesity is linked to long-lasting mental health repercussions, including depression in adulthood.

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