Childhood Obesity Research Summit

Updated:May 5,2011

Childhood Obesity Research Summit

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  • Nearly 1 in 3 children today are overweight and obese, and at risk for becoming obese adults with significant health problems.
  • This summit examined research opportunities where the obesity epidemic intersects with the healthcare system.
  • Overweight and obese children have a decreased quality of life; they experience more teasing, more bullying, less probability of employment, less financial support for college and lower household incomes.

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