Obesity Has Become An Epidemic Among Our Children

January 2002
Child Health Alert;Jan2002, Vol. 20, p1
Presents an update on childhood obesity as of January 2002. Increase of obesity among children of different races; Role of schools in obesity prevention; Information on adult obesity.


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