Kids Eating Healthier & Young People and Old Age

In today’s Healthwatch, kids are now eating healthier than they used to according to a new study, but researchers say their daily diet is far from perfect, and new research suggests more people under the age of 45 are suffering from “old age” health issues

The results come from a look at 38,000 kids participating in a national health and nutrition survey. Researchers found that kids are eating more whole grains, fruits, dairy, and protein from seafood and plants, and they’re skipping sugary snacks, but while that’s all positive news, researchers say kids still need some help. They are still turning down vegetables and continuing to take too much salt into their daily diet.

New research suggests more people under the age of 45 are suffering from “old age” health issues including varicose veins, knee joint issues, and back pain. Experts say bad posture and lack of movement are causing the problems earlier in life. Researchers blame it all on lifestyle, saying it’s linked to too much time spent sitting at desks and watching TV.

Segment Sponsored by: Mercy Health System

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