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October 19, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John ByrdMore than a third of U.S. adults are at greater risk for all kinds of diseases because of metabolic syndrome, finds a new study. Metabolic syndrome is a set of health conditions including high blood pressure and too much abdominal fat that can lead to strokes and heart disease. The good news is that the rate has stabilized.Smoking marijuana regularly as a teenager could severely stunt growth says new research. Frequent users were found to be 4-6 inches shorter and 9 pounds lighter than those who didn't smoke. It is thought that the drug plays havoc with the hormones which are key to growth and puberty.And... does it drive you crazy when your kids play with their food? It turns out it might serve a positive purpose, say experts. Children who play with their food may actually be overcoming their fear of new flavors and end up eating a more varied diet, which in turn is good for their health. Although... not good for your nerves. Pack a lot of patience... and a big bib!For RadioMD New

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