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How will childhood obesity affect my child later in life?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Medical consequences

Medical consequences of childhood obesity are many.
Obese kids can get cholesterol plaques in the arteries, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Liver damage from fatty liver (fat building up inside the liver) starts in teenagers, but heart damage should not appear until adulthood. Other problems include being teased by others and being too out-of-shape to fully participate in games & sports.

In brief: Medical consequences

Medical consequences of childhood obesity are many.
Obese kids can get cholesterol plaques in the arteries, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Liver damage from fatty liver (fat building up inside the liver) starts in teenagers, but heart damage should not appear until adulthood. Other problems include being teased by others and being too out-of-shape to fully participate in games & sports.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Increased risks

Overweight children are likely to become overweight adults, which puts them at risk for a number of medical problems, such as heart disease and diabetes.

In brief: Increased risks

Overweight children are likely to become overweight adults, which puts them at risk for a number of medical problems, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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