Obese children show higher risk of immediate health concerns

01/14/2013 | Yahoo

Overweight and obese children were more likely to have three or more reported medical, mental or developmental conditions compared with those at a healthier weight, according to a study in the journal Academic Pediatrics. Obese children had a higher risk of emotional and behavioral problems, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, developmental delays, asthma, allergies, headaches and ear infections, among other problems, the study found.

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