Childhood Obesity Health Center

Overweight children are not gluttonous or lazy. Many studies have shown that obese children do not eat more calories than their peers. It seems unfair, but obese children often need less food and more activity than their peers.

Understanding the causes of childhood obesity and the ways in which it can be treated will help you help your child feel better about themselves and their future health.

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Chubby Average Predicts Disaster

When my wife and I were born, American teenage girls, aged 12 to 17, weighed an average of 118 pounds. Some weighed more and some weighed less. Today, the average has swollen to 130 pounds. And teenage boys have packed on even more weight, going from a healthy 125 pound average up to 141 in …

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