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Higher Protein Breakfast Reduces Hunger in Kids

Children having breakfast in the kitchenIf protein at breakfast shows benefits, it may help manage or prevent overweight in kids. Researchers at the University of Arkansas were interested in weight-related physiologic effects of high carbohydrate and high protein breakfasts among school aged kids. In focusing on kids, they noted that “In the U.S. 32% of children are overweight and 17% obese. Obesity is a major...

Primary Prevention is a Critical Component in Preventing Pediatric Obesity

Female doctor examining child with stethoscopeNewly updated pediatric report includes specific food recommendations as part of obesity prevention. In July 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics published an update to their 2003 clinical report on prevention of pediatric obesity (Daniels, 2015). Obesity prevention is a public health priority because obesity is the most prevalent chronic health condition in pediatrics. Moreover, the report noted: Although treatment...

Protein at Breakfast Improved Glycemic Control in Obese Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

High protein, egg-based breakfast affected insulin and incretin responses at a subsequent meal, suggesting breakfast meal composition may be important for those with type 2 diabetes. With high rates of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. and on the rise globally, there is a need to better understand the impact of macronutrient composition on glucose and insulin homeostasis in this...