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Angela Hill

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Angela: Frightening health trends in obese kids

I recently read an article in Time Magazine about childhood obesity. Frankly, this article was terrifying.

Most of us know that obesity in kids has tripled in the last 30 years. More and more children are being diagnosed not only with Type I diabetes, but Type II diabetes as well... which is ADULT onset.
 
That’s scary enough! But what’s even more frightening to learn is that obese children are aging faster and showing signs of diseases normally associated with adults... hypertension, heart disease and liver disease.
 
As the article said... this could be the first generation that will not live as long as their parents.
 
If you have a child, or are the aunt, uncle, or grandparent of a kid you think is overweight, and you feel he or she will just grow out if it... think again. An obese child is on a dangerous path and needs help.

FULL AUDIO: Angela talks childhood obesity with Dr. Melinda Southern of the LSU Health Sciences Center



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03/06/2014 2:53PM
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