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Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

Health
Toddlers in America are eating too much added sugar, and the problem only gets worse as they get older, a new study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found. Extra sugar consumption has been linked to high levels of obesity, cavities, asthma, and risk factors for heart disease later in life. It's also been associated with higher cholesterol levels and elevated blood pressure. Added sugar is especially bad for children, as it sets diet preferences that could lead them to make poor nutritional choices later in life. The American Heart Association already recommends that children under the age of 2 avoid food with added sugars, including ready-to-eat cereals, baked goods, desserts, sugary drinks, yogurt, and candy. But researchers at the CDC found that some parents...
Toddlers among dead as monsoon lashes Mumbai

Toddlers among dead as monsoon lashes Mumbai

World
Torrential monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt - destroying homes and leaving thousands of people stranded.Police say a woman and two toddlers were killed after houses collapsed in the Indian city's suburbs, while three other people died after being swept away by floodwater.Commuters in the city of 20 million waded through swirling waist-high waters after the financial hub's transport network was paralysed - with trains cancelled and bus services suspended.Footage from one train station showed dozens of people standing on platforms as water gushed on to the tracks.Image:Flooding in some low-lying areas caused vehicle pile-upsMany workers had no choice but to stay in their offices overnight, with several companies making arrangements to provide food and bedding for those unable to t...