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What role does nutrition play in how we prevent obesity in children and adolescents?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
9 doctors agree
In brief: A lot
Obesity in children or adolescents or adults is due to imbalance of intake and expenditure of calories.
A simple view is that obesity is the result of taking in more calories than are expended. Caloric restriction and increase in physical activity are both important in controlling obesity.

In brief: A lot
Obesity in children or adolescents or adults is due to imbalance of intake and expenditure of calories.
A simple view is that obesity is the result of taking in more calories than are expended. Caloric restriction and increase in physical activity are both important in controlling obesity.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Especially when it comes to beverages. Many children do not develop a taste for water. They fill their bodies with sugared drinks which are a significant source of excess calories.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
3 doctors agree
In brief: It's half
Nutrition and exercise together are the way to preventing obesity in children (and adults).
Kids should eat fresh, healthy, non-processed foods most of the time. Kids also must be active (really active, not just walking) for an hour a day. They need to drink water and avoid all sweet liquids (juice, pop, gatorade, chocolate milk, etc.).

In brief: It's half
Nutrition and exercise together are the way to preventing obesity in children (and adults).
Kids should eat fresh, healthy, non-processed foods most of the time. Kids also must be active (really active, not just walking) for an hour a day. They need to drink water and avoid all sweet liquids (juice, pop, gatorade, chocolate milk, etc.).
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
There is a large body of medical evidence that proves without a doubt the strong link between nutrition and health.

In brief: EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
There is a large body of medical evidence that proves without a doubt the strong link between nutrition and health.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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