Tag Archive: National Institutes of Health

Oct 03 2015

Give ‘Em a Break


By Scott LaFee It’s bad enough that two-thirds of American adults are considered to be overweight or obese, but there’s something particularly alarming about the fact that one-third of American children are, too. Obesity puts children at risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and, well, a shorter life. Part …

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Apr 04 2012

Tackling obesity

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Childhood obesity has become a major problem. Children continue to get increase as the years go by. According to the National Institutes of Health, (NIH) childhood overweight and obesity has reached epidemic proportions tripling between 1970 and 2004.   Children have gotten so overweight or obese that several concerned organizations like NFL PLAY 60 and …

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