May 25 2017

Times of San Diego – Opinion: Spotlight on Childhood Obesity Highlights Need to Address ‘Health Equity’

Teaching children about healthy food. Photo courtesy San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
…Among children, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems previously not seen until adulthood. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. Then there are the psychological effects — obese children are more prone to low self-esteem, negative body image and depression. And excess weight at young ages has been linked to higher and earlier death rates in adulthood…

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