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Children and Pretiotics Obesity and Weight Management
When Your Teens Are Obese: What You Can Do

It’s not just the bullying and social rejection that teens who are obese face. Obesity has a profound effect on your child’s long-term health. While obesity rates among children and adults soar, researchers are providing ample evidence that serious illnesses linked to obesity, like heart disease and diabetes, are also on the increase. As former first lady Michelle Obama stated in her “Let’s Move” initiative: The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake. This isn’t the kind of problem that can be solved overnight, but with everyone working together, it can be solved. So, let’s move.   –Let’s Move launch announcement, 2/9/2010

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Children and Pretiotics
How Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber Benefits Your Child—At Every Stage of Life

While you are thrilled with your new baby, your joy may quickly turn to worry if your infant is suffering from gassy cries, painful constipation, an uncomfortable extended belly, and other signs of gastrointestinal distress. With your doctor’s support, an easy solution may be the addition of Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber to your baby’s formula. This is especially important if you are not breastfeeding or have delivered with a C-section. As your child grows, you can be comforted that by supplementing with Prebiotin, you have started your infant on a healthy path to a balanced microbiome (the collection of bacteria living in the gut). This can lead to lifelong health benefits including:

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Children and Pretiotics
Can Prebiotics Help With Juvenile Arthritis?

Juvenile arthritis isn’t a single disease — it’s actually a group of related illnesses, first occurring during childhood. These diseases haves names like juvenile idiopathic [“without clear cause”] arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, and juvenile lupus. While most children with juvenile arthritis will experience red, swollen, painful joints, some children do not. Some children may have different signs and symptoms of the disease, such as eye problems, skin abnormalities or blood vessel disease. The common feature of every form of juvenile arthritis is a problem with the immune system. While there is no known cure for the disease, research ...

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Children and Pretiotics
Adding Prebiotics to Your Child’s Diet

More and more independent research demonstrates the value of adding prebiotics to a well-balanced diet. Can making prebiotics a regular part of your child’s diet set them up for a lifetime’s worth of healthy digestion and more? For many new parents, the first few months following birth pass by in a blissful — albeit sleep-deprived — state. They expect that the baby will eat, sleep, and meet milestones with ease. Unfortunately, many parents endure the opposite experience as they watch their new addition suffer from painful constipation, bloating, gassy cries, and an uncomfortable extended belly..… 

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