Effects, Causes & Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Does your child seem overweight to you? Is he or she fairly sedentary? Do you worry about your family’s nutritional intake? Childhood obesity is serious; it is associated with many physical, social, and emotional problems. The accompanying infographic, Childhood Obesity: Consequences, Causes & Prevention, provides a brief overview of the problem, it’s possible causes and ways to treat and/or prevent childhood obesity. Once you understand how devastating the consequences may be, you will be better prepared to deal with the problem. You may want to begin with a visit to your child’s doctor. He or she can confirm the extent of the problem and offer helpful suggestions. While childhood obesity may be caused by genetics or metabolic conditions, most of the time, the blame can be placed si

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