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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
2 things: Nutrition and exercise together are the way to preventing obesity in children (and adults). Kids should eat fresh, healthy, non-processed foods most ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Excersice and diet: Eat as a family. Do not depend on fast food for your daily meals. Limit screen time to 1 hr a day . Limit amount of carbohydrates . Get them involved ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Set an example: set an example of good eating habits- if you eat healthy- they may be more inclined to follow your lead. Give them plenty of healthy choices that are ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Education.: We have to target the young, I feel. Teach young kids the value of proper nutrition and regular exercise. Limit time with video games, computers and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Genes &: Having a genetic predisposition to obesity and on top of that depending on fast- food for your nutrition and spending your day in front of a screen is ... Read More
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Exogenous: By far, the major cause of obesity in children is the result of what they eat. The kind of food, the number of calories, and lack of exercise all con ... Read More
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Poor choices: poor food choices, lack of portion control, inactivity, TV time, are all contributing factors to obesity in the united states.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: That is a question for law makers. As a physician i'd argue yes but many other people would disagree with me. There is no science as to right or wro ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic Epidemic : Adult obesity is often the result of excessive carbohydrates and sugars which raise blood sugar levels, increase Insulin and lead to Insulin resistanc ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many.: Their parents are heavier than for children one generation earlier. Eating habits in families of obese children are bad. The cathode ray tube, or le ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anand Patel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Diet & exercise: Unless there is an underlying medical condition, of which there are several, that can cause obesity, diet and exercise are the way all obesity is trea ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Competent parenting: Parents who are scientifically literate, firm, fair and consistent are all that we have in the war on childhood obesity. The fat kid is ridiculed and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Complicated : Obesity is now a cultural phenomenon. Though not exclusive to this country, portion size, junk food, targeted food ads to kids, easy fast food, sugar ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
28 years experience Bariatrics
As per the CDC: Body mass index (bmi), expressed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared (kg/m2), is commonly used to classify obesity among adults ... Read More
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