Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes — What Can Parents Do?
Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 12, 2007
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CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND TYPE 2 DIABETES — WHAT CAN PARENTS DO TO HELP?
WHAT IS TYPE 2 DIABETES?
Here is an excerpt from a post at Diabetes Diet Dialogue
Can We Save Our Children
In America, an estimated 25 million children under 17 are already overweight, and likely headed for Type 2 diabetes, in my opinion. This is already 1/3 of the children under 17.
“The younger generation is going to live sicker and die younger than their parents because of obesity.” says Dr. Risa Lavisa-Mourey of the Foundation.
So, what is causing the obesity? Can parents and society turn this around? How?
In my opinion, the following are serious contributors to this epidemic.
___ poor nutrition
___ too much unnatural “food”
___ little understanding of what one must do to be healthy
___ too much stress and lack of coping skills
READ FULL ARTICLE – Can We Save Our Children
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INITIATIVES – FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH – REPORT ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY.