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are obesity cases in children on the rise?

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
28 years experience Bariatrics
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.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The trend in obesity is well proven in all age categories.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
yes due to the quick easy diet most americans eat
Mar 21, 2015
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
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.
Answered on Jul 23, 2014

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