Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Obesity Is No. 1 Health Concern For Kids In 2008

“As children's waistlines continue to grow, so have concerns about childhood obesity. According to a report released by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern for kids in 2008, topping smoking and drug abuse. In 2007, childhood obesity ranked third among parents' top 10 overall health concerns for kids. ‘The National Poll on Children's Health report clearly shows that adults in America are very concerned about the problem of childhood obesity and its causes,’ says Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., director of the National Poll on Children's Health. ‘While recent studies have suggested that the childhood obesity epidemic may be leveling off, the results of this poll reveal that adults in the U.S. are still very much concerned about this issue.’”


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