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On Parenting
Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/08/2011

U.K. researchers target obese, pregnant moms to fight childhood obesity in the womb

Researchers fight childhood obesity with diabetes drug, severe health problems found in adopted children and other news and advice:

Can childhood obesity be combatted in the womb? That’s the question U.K. researchers are trying to answer with a new study. Researchers will enlist 400 obese pregnant women, who will receive Metformin — a drug for treating diabetes — to prevent their infants from developing obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes later in life. The women in this novel study do not have diabetes. (ABC News)

Adopted children are three times more likely to develop moderate to severe health problems, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, says a new study by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Kids can meet two of the Washington Nationals players Saturday at the Nationals Baseball Family Day. From 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., families can take pictures with the players, make pennants, enjoy face painting and more activities. The event takes place at the Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Admission is free. (A Parent in Silver Spring)

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By On Parenting  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/08/2011

 
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