Tag: adolescents

Prevention and early detection of scoliosis in children and adolescents

July 29, 2022

Scoliosis: the hereditary spinal condition in which the spine curves to one side, taking after the shape of an “S” or “C,” is often misbelieved to be the result of bad posture, and, in children, caused by carrying heavy bags – neither are true. Although most cases of scoliosis have no known cause (idiopathic scoliosis), […]

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Infants have higher metabolism than adolescents or adults

August 17, 2021

New research related to metabolism and energy expenditure carried out by an international team of scientists have some surprising revelations: infants – not adolescents – have the highest metabolic rates across the entire lifespan; after the initial surge in infancy, a person’s metabolism slows by about 3% each year until our 20s, when it levels […]

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