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Healthy Kids, Healthy Future [The Stack 024]

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Ah to feel like a kid again. Playing without a care in the world. At least that’s how the good ol’ days were.

This week’s edition of The Stack calls out to the current state of kids’ health. Check out these student centered studies on how health is shifting the fate of our future generations. 

Top 10 health conditions affecting millennials

New research from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), covered in Healthline, suggests that even though millennials seem to be more invested in health and wellness, they may be considerably less healthy compared to previous generations. 

  • Millennials (34 to 36 years old in 2017) were 11 percent less healthy than Gen Xers (34 to 36 years old in 2014). 
  • In fact, millennials had a double digit increase in diagnoses for eight of the 10 top health conditions.
    • The following were ranked by detrimental health impact: depression, substance use, alcohol use disorder, hypertension, hyperactivity, psychotic conditions, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, high cholesterol, tobacco use disorder, type 2 diabetes. 
  • Yet, they thought they were healthy -- 83 percent of 55 million millennials surveyed in 2017 considered themselves in good or excellent health.

Eating more gluten early in life tied to higher risk of celiac disease 

CNN Health broke some bad news to bread lovers. They covered a study published in the journal of JAMA that suggested eating more than normal levels of gluten during the first five years of life can increase the likelihood of developing celiac disease. 

  • Researchers studied more than 6,600 newborns in the US, Finland, Germany and Sweden, born between 2004 and 2010. 
    • All children had a gene associated with Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease. 
  • Researchers recorded the children’s gluten intake every few months, until the age of 5 years old. 
  • Over the course of the study, 1,216 children (20%) developed celiac disease autoimmunity (the first sign of the body’s response). Another 450 participants (7%) developed celiac disease. 
  • Greater amounts of gluten was associated with 6.1% increased risk of celiac disease autoimmunity and a 7.2% increased risk of celiac disease -- per additional gram of gluten. 

American parents may overreport ADHD symptoms 

Psychology Today magazine, September 2019 edition, explored whether there were actually fewer Scandinavian kids who have ADHD or if there’s something else going on. 

  • Psychologist Beatriz MacDonald, at the University of New Mexico, analyzed data from the countries and found good support for the hypothesis that American and Australian parents had a tendency to “see” ADHD in children. But according to the cognitive tests, they probably didn’t have the disorder. 
  • The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology study also found that Scandinavian parents tended to “diagnose” ADHD more accurately than U.S. and Australia.
    • According to this article, the estimated global rate of ADHD was 5.3 percent of the population.
  • However, as noted in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, the U.S. rate is 9.4 percent and in Sweden it’s only 3.7 percent. 

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What else we're Stacking…

Autumn anxiety: why you may feel more stressed this season [Healthline]

Red meat hurts your heart, right? Scientists find that may not be true [Healthline]

Brain scans could help predict whether antidepressants will work [Medical News Today]

Antimicrobial resistance is drastically rising [Science Daily]

Even if you don’t drink, this gut bacteria may still cause liver damage [Healthline]

Keto and ADHD: Can a Ketogenic diet help ADHD symptoms? [PerfectKeto]

The science behind lucid dreaming [Medical News Today]


Kudos for caring about the kiddos.

-Natural Stacks


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