|Health Tip of the Day:
How to Help an Overweight or Obese Child
Ask a parent to name the greatest health threat to children and you'll hear about drinking or drugs. Rarely will anyone cite obesity, even though it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and social isolation.
Unfortunately, obesity in children is extremely common. Almost 1 child in 5 is overweight, according to the CDC. One out of 4 obese children will likely be obese as adults. And as many as 80% of obese preteens and teens will be obese as adults. Read more.