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Understanding the Science Behind Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions. We have long known about the troubling trifecta of insufficient exercise, processed food, and marketing that targets our most vulnerable consumers and their parents. In the last few months, however, new research has become available to help us see more clearly the evidence behind this growing crisis, and the public health solutions we need to design right away.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

To make the science of obesity even more difficult is the fact that many of the factors mentioned in the article have transgenerational effects meaning that they are amplified from one generation to the next via fetal programming.

 

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