Health Alert: Childhood Obesity Poses He

Health Alert: Childhood Obesity Poses Health Risks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that obese children are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure and high cholesterol; type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and impaired fasting glucose; asthma, sleep apnea, and other breathing problems; joint and musculoskeletal pain and discomfort; gallstones, heartburn, and fatty liver disease; behavioral problems, depression, poor self-esteem, poor quality of life, and poor school performance.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 2016


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