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Childhood Obesity

Your child’s doctor may address childhood obesity during your child’s annual visit.

Childhood obesity is a critical problem in the U.S. that can lead to health problems now and in the future. Obesity is tied to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other health problems.

Research has shown that one of the best ways to reduce childhood obesity is by involving the entire family. Your child’s doctor can help find ways to change your family’s habits including healthier eating and regular exercise. They also can refer you to a specialist that can provide additional help.

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