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Do you think having an seriously overweight child can be a form of child abuse or neglect?

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Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Seriously overweight children can get adult medical problems such as diabetes high blood pressure and even heart failure.

In brief: Yes

Seriously overweight children can get adult medical problems such as diabetes high blood pressure and even heart failure.
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Dr. Richard Nguyen
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In extreme cases, courts have taken seriously obese children away from parents.
Children need help. They aren't born with knowledge about nutrition. Severe obesity handicaps a child for life. Childhood is a good time to learn healthy habits. It's a parents duty to teach, lead by example, provide nutritious snacks, reward healthy habits, encourage fun sports, turn off the tv, unplug computers!

In brief: Yes

In extreme cases, courts have taken seriously obese children away from parents.
Children need help. They aren't born with knowledge about nutrition. Severe obesity handicaps a child for life. Childhood is a good time to learn healthy habits. It's a parents duty to teach, lead by example, provide nutritious snacks, reward healthy habits, encourage fun sports, turn off the tv, unplug computers!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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