Sunday December 15, 2019

Young Kids, Who Grow Up in Homes with Limited Access to Nutritious Foods Likely to Experience Poor Health

For the findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers analysed data from 28,184 racially and ethnically diverse children

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Young Kids, Homes, Nutritious Foods
However, these kids are not at higher risk of developing obesity, the research added. Pixabay

Young kids, who grow up in homes with limited access to nutritious foods are more likely to experience poor overall health and developmental problems, says a new study.

However, these kids are not at higher risk of developing obesity, the research added.

For the findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers analysed data from 28,184 racially and ethnically diverse children between one to four years primarily from low-income households in five US cities that participated in Children’s HealthWatch, an ongoing network of pediatric and public health researchers that monitors how economic hardships relate to the healthy development and growth of children.

“We did find, however, that growing up in a low-income community — typically with a lack of access to healthy grocery stores, an overabundance of fast food chains, and few safe areas to play outdoors – increased a preschooler’s risk of developing obesity regardless of food security,” said study leader Maureen Black, Professor at University of British Columbia.

Young Kids, Homes, Nutritious Foods
Young kids, who grow up in homes with limited access to nutritious foods are more likely to experience poor overall health and developmental problems, says a new study. Pixabay

“This is quite alarming and indicates a significant public health issue,” Black said.

Data were stratified by every year of age from birth to one year and up to four years of age, the study said.

According to the researchers, about 27 per cent of the children in the study lived in households that had food insecurity, including more than 13 per cent in extremely deprived households with child food insecurity.

The vast majority of households in the study qualified for federal and state food assistance programmes that provided supplemental nutrition.

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The researchers identified food security based on interviews, using a standard questionnaire, with mothers of the children conducted by the Children’s HealthWatch.

While the study did not find a link between food insecurity and obesity risk, it did find that food insecurity was associated with significantly increased risks of a child being in poor health and experiencing a developmental delay, with the odds increasing with a child’s age up to age four. (IANS)

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Brilloca Showcases the Latest Trends for Homes and Bathrooms

Now experience your bathroom before you own it

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Brilloca, makers of hindware aim to showcase the latest trends in modern homes and bathrooms. Pixabay

Targeting homeowners, influencers, architects and interior designers, a new experience centre in the national capital showcases the latest trends for homes and bathrooms.

Brilloca, makers of the iconic brand Hindware, have launched Lacasa in Lajpat Nagar, which hosts a range of luxury and premium sanitaryware, bath fittings and premium and super-premium tiles.

“Lacasa is an uber luxury experiential store conceptualized and curated to take consumers on visual escapade, transporting them to a haven they can create within their homes.

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Lacasa is an uber luxury experiential store which helps customers visualize bathrooms. Pixabay

“Lacasa houses a luxury brand – QUEO, a wellness brand – Amore, a super-premium brand – Alchymi and premium brands – Hindware Italian Collection and Hindware. It also displays the newly launched premium and super-premium tiles brand Neom-Neo Modern Tiles by Hindware. The newly launched experience center offers a series of unique corners designed to take customers on a sensory journey of inspiration,” Sandip Somany, Chairman and Managing Director, Brilloca told IANSlife.

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The brand aims to open Lacasa centers in Chennai, Kolkata and Chandigarh by 2020-21. (IANS)