Despite obesity epidemic, children's efforts to lose weight cause for concern

April 2004
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2004, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p83
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Reports on a poll conducted by KidsHealth and the National Association of Health Education Centers which revealed that many children in the U.S. between ages of 9 to 13 have tried to lose weight. Comments from Sally Phillips, a registered dietician at Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio, about childhood obesity as a serious problem; Reasons cited by the children as the cause of obesity; Health problem that can be encountered by obese youngsters.


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