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Are obesity cases in children on the rise?

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 30 years experience
Yes: The overall trend in childhood obesity has increased over the past 10 years. This has become a more recognized problem in schools and fortunately some systems are making more changes by eliminating vending machines and providing more balanced and nutritious meals during lunch. Hopefully this will make an impact in the long term but as of now the incidence is still rising.
Dr. Andres Katz
Surgery - Vascular 50 years experience
Yes: The trend in obesity is well proven in all age categories.
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 19 years experience
yes due to the quick easy diet most americans eat
Mar 21, 2015
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
YEs: Obesity cases in children have been on the rise for the last 30 years. There are many factors, that include food choices, convenience foods, decrease in activity, and increase in TV and video time.

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