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Health Tip: Health Risks of Childhood Obesity

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Thursday, September 29th, 2016

(HealthDay News) -- Obesity among children can lead to numerous health problems now and for many years to come.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 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. Pain and discomfort of the joints and musculoskeletal system. Gallstones, heartburn and fatty liver disease. Behavioral problems, depression, poor self-esteem, poor quality of life and poor school performance.

-- Diana Kohnle

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