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HEBHL receives NICHD R15 grant to determine the impact of environmental enteric dysfunction on the growth and energy expenditure of school-age children
Science (2021)- Little kids burn so much energy, they’re like a different species, study finds
In the most comprehensive analysis of its kind, scientists find stark differences between children and adults
Duke TODAY (2021)- Humans Evolved To Be the Water-Saving Ape
New study suggests humans evolved to run on less water than our closest primate relatives.
The New York Times (2021)- Exercise vs. Diet? What Children of the Amazon Can Teach Us About
What we eat may be more important than how much we move when it comes to fighting obesity.
healthline (2020)- Study Finds Overeating Not Inactivity May Help Explain Child Obesity Rates
A new study looking at children in the Amazon found that diet, not a lack of physical activity, may be behind childhood obesity increase.
Daily Mail (2019) — Eating too much – not exercising too little – is the biggest driver of obesity in children, finds study that compared Western children to young Amazonian hunters
CBS Baltimore — Study Finds Weight Gain Comes From Eating Too Much
A new study from Baylor University finds weight gain comes from eating too much, not exercising too little