Apr 10 11:21

Georgia’s Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Georgia’s children rank as some of the heaviest in the country, with about 37 percent of children ages 10 to 17 overweight or obese, according to a 2009 Robert Wood Johnson study, “F as in Fat.” Nationally, since the 1980s, the obesity rate for children has tripled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The extra pounds put youngsters at risk for obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, which used to be seen mainly in adults.

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