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For the past few decades, the percentage of obese children in the US has been slowly creeping up and today nearly 20% of children between the ages 6-9 are obese. Unfortunately, the childhood obesity epidemic is not only an American phenomenon but it is also a global problem. Just like in adults, obesity is not a benign disorder in children. Obesity in childhood has both immediate and long term impact on social, physical and emotional health. Obese children are.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe all know how important it is that our kids eat healthy, move every day, and start the day with a healthy breakfast to stay focused in school.  We also know, the seemingly millions of reasons that obesity is bad for children (and all of us).  We found an article regarding children, obesity and school performance and were astounded by what was revealed.  This article is from last summer, but WOW,.
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childhood obesity20-25 years ago, were we having any discussion about childhood obesity?  Our "too-busy" lifestyles today have led so many of us to look for ways to conveniently do everything, including meals.  Video games, tv, smart phones all provide wonderful distractions for children who used to go outside to play so getting daily exercise wasn't a problem. Here's an interesting article on how adolescent bariatric surgery can help " reverse previously undiagnosed cardiovascular.
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