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The Urgency in Fighting Childhood Obesity

Life-threatening ailments like heart disease, cancer, stroke and Type 2 diabetes most often afflict adults. But they are often consequences of childhood obesity. Two new studies, conducted among more than half a million children in Denmark who were followed for many years, linked a high body mass index in children to an increased risk of developing colon cancer and suffering an early stroke as adults.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Obesity is the new normal for American children.  Unfortunately, obesity starts in the womb with fetal programming.  The epigenetic marks set during pregnancy will last a lifetime.  If you want to prevent childhood obesity, controlling the diet of the mother is essential.  I guess this gives a new definition of a nanny state.


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