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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

July 21, 201611 min
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Now reaching what experts are now calling epidemic proportions.The condition affects more than 35 percent of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children age six to 19, triple the rate recorded one generation ago. When it comes to childhood obesity, too much screen time may add to unhealthy habits that can last a lifetime.Listen in as Mihir Tolat, MD explains the importance of keeping our children active and eating healthy to help them develop good habits that will last a lifetime.

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