TITLE

Early efforts make a world of difference in preventing childhood obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Visser, Richard W. M.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Total Health;June2005, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses childhood obesity. The steady rise of obesity rates in children in the U.S. should be a wakeup call for everyone, especially parents. Childhood obesity comes with various undesirable health effects, such as reduced lung and alveolar capacity, poor metabolism leading to growth and developmental disorders. The connection breastfeeding and a reduced risk of children being overweight and obese should be enough to encourage parents to incorporate breastfeeding in their parenting practice.
ACCESSION #
24106515

 

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