2016 SSEW Symposium

March 08, 2016

"Newborns who are heavier than average and gain weight rapidly in the first six months of life face a heightened chance of obesity by the time they are old enough for kindergarten, according to a study published on March 4, 2016, in The Journal of Pediatrics.

March 08, 2016

"For many people, a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes occurs late in the development of the disease, even at the time when they have ended up in the emergency room with life-threatening complications.

Now, clinical researchers nationwide are trying to highlight the early stages of the disease to promote early diagnosis and prevention.

February 23, 2016
Trillions of bacteria surround us, permeate us, and bind our bodies together. They affect our immune systems and our brains, they shift and change with our diet, and some researchers suspect that these microbial multitudes may be an important link between our modern lifestyle and ongoing epidemics of diseases such as asthma, obesity, and diabetes.
February 04, 2016

"Sugar is fast becoming the world’s most dreaded ingredient. Research shows that excess sugar can lead to breast and colon cancer, heart diseases and diabetes. Everyone is trying to reduce sugar. In 2015, World Health Organization called all people to reduce sugar consumption to 10 per cent of their daily caloric intake (roughly 25g a day), while the new federal dietary guidelines urge Americans to drastically cut back on sugar. This concern extends to children as well.