New research finds obese kids have more, and earlier, health risks than previously realized

New research finds obese kids have more, and earlier, health risks than previously realized

The New York Times published “The Urgency in Fighting Childhood Obesity” on 7-5-16.  This is, as would be expected for the NYT, a thorough article which reviews current obesity statistics and two recent studies which found that obese children have a significantly increased risk of colon cancer and early stroke as adults.  The article goes on to discuss the current thinking about prevention strategies, with a focus on what parents of obese children can do, and really need to do, to help their children improve their health.

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