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Overcoming Obesity       Archived


Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States. A recent study of public school children in New York City found that more than one in five kids from kindergarten through eighth grade is obese. Being obese or overweight at an early age increases the risk for developing chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. In this podcast, Magdalena Berger discusses the dangers of childhood obesity. Created: 12/22/2011 by MMWR. Date Released: 12/22/2011. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC.

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