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advertising and childhood obesity

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Definite increase: There is a strong connection between junk food advertisements and eating habits. Fast food and especially soft drink commercials are also very strong ... Read More
Dr. Steven Tucker
27 years experience Internal Medicine
What it has not done: Advertising plays one of themany roles in the tragedy that is childhood obesity. There is no one villain here amongst a large cast. We have mnc food ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
28 years experience Pediatrics
Diet, exercise: The biggest issues I see are: sugared beverages (juice is as bad as soda), fast food, lack of exercise and increased exposure to screen time (TV, movi ... Read More
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Dr. Khayriyyah Chandler
14 years experience Family Medicine
Poor food choices &: Food choices including empty calories like soda and juice. Too much fast food. Poor access to super markets and fresh foods. And a serious decrease ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
A Number of Things: It depends upon a number of factors including how much overweight your child is.With proper diet and exercise, generally 2-3 pounds per week is safe a ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Neff
Dr. Marc Neff answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Childhood obesity: My opinion is that we need to change the education we provide as doctors. Obesity is too widespread a disease to battle with a magic pill, special di ... Read More
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Portion control: portion control and better food choices. A sugar layden fat layden dessert is OK as a treat rarely. A fresh fruit is a healthier choice and less likel ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Obesity: Now is the right time to take your child to a dietitian!
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
So many ways: Precursor to adult obesity. Creates lifetime eating habits. Precursor to diabetes, heart problems, and host of other health problems including premat ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
So many things: Obese children are likely to be obese adults. They are far more likely to experience a wide range of physical problems including diabetes, heart dis ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mostly food choices: Many factors: genetics plays some role. Parental modeling plays large role. Food available in community, tv ads, reduced physical activities, too mu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
42 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Many harmful effects: Medical consequences of childhood obesity are many. Obese kids can get cholesterol plaques in the arteries, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. ... Read More
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
VERY: In my opinion, it is one of the most serious health problems ever. 30 years from now we will see the long term problems associated with the children ... Read More
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