Friday, March 09, 2012

Obesity in children--big business

No pun. According to medical research overweight children are at higher risk for respiratory, metabolic and cardiovascular problems. (See MMWR 2011;60:1673-1678) They are also at risk for government inspection of their home made lunches and becoming a cause for the 2nd highest office in the land, the First Lady. Obesity in children has actually been decreasing since the late 90s, which puts millions in research grants to universities and industry from USDA and HHS at risk. Obesity in children is decreasing among all races, ethnicities and socio-economic groups, but faster among whites and Asians, which makes the decrease very unfair and it should probably be investigated by Congress.

1 comment:

nancy g said...

yep,,, trying to find my granddaughter the PERFECT Easter dress was so much more difficult because JCP had a huge selection of chubby size dresses. My little gymnast doesn't need that.