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Does obesity affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Obesity creates the same symptoms and problems in children as it does in adults, resulting often in an early onset of diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has almost tripled since 1980. Currently, 17 percent of U.S. children and adolescents suffer from obesity.

Alan Greene, MD
Pediatrics
Obesity isn't just a cosmetic issue. In this video, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene details the many ways that childhood obesity can impact a person forever.

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