A recent study by FAIR Health finds a ‘frightening’ spike in obesity-related disease among children.
The findings are “frightening,” Dr. Stephen Pont, a pediatrician and medical director of the childhood obesity center at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, told NPR News.
“The vast majority of kids should never have high blood pressure or diabetes or sleep apnea,” said Pont. “Now we’re seeing those consequences in kids. That will result in shorter lives and lower quality of life.”
It is about time to recognize that what we’ve been doing for decades is just exacerbating problems with obesity, and truly hurting children.
Eating less and running more is rarely an effective long-term strategy – especially not for growing kids. What’s more important is the quality of the food we eat.
Kids with weight issues may be far better helped helped by real food, lower in refined carbs and sugar.
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