December 23rd, 2002

Fast Food, Fat Kids

By Gerald Hass
Boston Globe

Obesity leads these children to heart disease, hypertension, respiratory ailments, orthopedic problems, and diabetes. The skyrocketing rate of obesity among lower income children is also dramatically reducing the quality of these young lives. I see obese children and teens every day. As their pediatrician, I see the depression and hopelessness that go hand-in-hand with the physical problems.

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  1. Posted by Cindy on October 20th, 2005

    How can we get the outside to reward with other things besides sugar treats?

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