Tag Archives: Teens

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

Teens unharmed by screen time: study

Using smartphones and other screens has little impact on the wellbeing of teenagers even before they go to sleep, according to a study. Using data from more than 17,000 teenagers, Oxford University researchers said they found little evidence to support fears that screen time could damage young people’s mental health. “Implementing best practice statistical and… Read More »

Are Teens Consuming Enough Fiber?

The daily recommended fiber intake for males is 38 grams and 25 grams for females. But new findings published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that a majority of teens are eating far less fiber than they should, which may increase their risk in adulthood for diabetes and hypertension, reports Reuters. For the… Read More »