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Mediterranean diet may have benefits for children and teens

New research highlights the Mediterranean diet’s potential cardiometabolic benefits for children and teens, linking it to lower LDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, triglycerides, and higher HDL cholesterol. While studies suggest the diet aids overall health, limitations exist due to study design and variations in diet adherence. Despite skepticism, the evidence grows.

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COVID vaccine safety and effectiveness for 5-11-year-olds

On 30 December 2021, the Centers for Disease Protection and Control (CDC) released two studies on COVID-19 vaccine safety for 5-11-year-olds that showed that there were few serious safety issues and showed that the vaccines prevented serious illness and hospitalization.

These two studies provide strong evidence for COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness for children and should provide confidence for parents to make sure their children get the vaccine.

This post will examine these peer-reviewed articles and pull out the key data for the reader.

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