Is Sugar Killing Our Kids?

Is Sugar Killing Our Kids?

3 Steps to Having a Blast As Your Child Plays Youth Sports

If you watched the 2018 Winter Olympics, then you’ll probably remember Jong Jin Kim, the dad of snowboarder Chloe Kim. He held up a posterboard sign that said “Go Chloe”, with a pink heart colored in above the words. Jong Jin showed parents of athletes in youth sports the number o.... More »
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Review Your Emergency Action Plan

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case o.... More »

5 Tips for Effectively Confronting a Coach

Confronting a coach is not a habit that I advocate when a parent is unhappy with playing time, position, or even coaching strategy. But I know that there will be times when you feel you must do it anyway for one of those purposes, or even for a reason that has nothing to do with...Read More &#.... More »
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Lightning Safety For Outdoor Sports

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The summer months are the peak time of year for lightning strikes If you hear thunder, abandon outdoor practice and go indoors. “If the thunder roars, go indoo.... More »
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Two Protein Bars That Work

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Nutrition bars are a smart choice when you need portable nutrition Aim for nutrition bars that are made from naturally occurring ingredients and feature high pro.... More »

Is Sugar Killing Our Kids?

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national flag football tournament 1481767848 2094545645 Is Sugar Killing Our Kids?By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup are likely responsible for a number of negative health issues, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome
Create a lifetime healthy habit by eliminating processed sugars from a kid’s diet, whether athlete or not

This week I’d like to highlight a brief and excellent article by Gary Taubes that appeared recently in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Is Sugar Killing Us?” This article is a summary of some of Taubes’ key findings to be expanded upon in his coming book about the dangers of processed sugar…

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