DietDoctor Andreas Eenfeldt has located three studies that answer in the affirmative. Click through to his blog.
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…according to an article at MedPageToday. A sample:
DeBoer and colleagues evaluated the effect of sugary drinks on body mass index in 9,600 children evaluated at ages 9 months, 2 years, 4 years, and 5 years, who were enrolled in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey — Birth Cohort, a representative survey of the U.S. population of children born in 2001.
Parents answered survey questions about beverage intake at ages 2, 4, and 5. Sugar-sweetened beverages were defined as soda, sports drinks, and fruit drinks that were not 100% fruit juice. They also looked at when the drinks were consumed — such as at meals or with snacks — and if the child was a regular or infrequent/nondrinker.
Toddlers drinking at least one sugary drink daily were much more likely to have mothers who were overweight or obese. The sugared-up kids also watched more TV and drank less milk.
A ketogenic diet was safe and effective for weight loss in children and adolescents, according to a small study in the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. Fifty-six children were placed on either a ketogenic diet or a calorie-restricted diet. The investigators judged the low-carb ketogenic diet more effective.
I don’t treat children, so I don’t normally monitor the pediatric scientific literature. Thanks to Diet Doctor Andreas Eenfeldt for bringlng this to my attention. I’ve not read the full research report.
In 2010 I reported on research showing a low-carb, high-protein diet was safe and effective for severely obese adolescents.
I reported in 2008 on a Portuguese study that found much improved control of adult asthma in those eating a Mediterranean diet. Why, I even seem to recall a study that found a lower incidence of asthma in children of mothers who ate Mediterranean-style.
If you’re an overweight adult with asthma, why not look into the Sonoma Diet by Connie Guttersen, or my Advanced Mediterranean Diet? People with diabetes or prediabetes may do better with the Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet.