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What are some good articles about child obesity?

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WebMD and the National Library of Medicine feature separate articles titled “Obesity in Children," and Medical News Today posts an article titled “Childhood Obesity: Is it Being Taken Seriously?” The Obesity Action Coalition has links to numerous articles covering the issue of childhood obesity.

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The two “Obesity in Children” articles give complete overviews of the issue, beginning with the causes of obesity, how to test for obesity, health complications linked to obesity and ways to combat the problem. Both articles provide a list of sources and have been reviewed by other professionals.

“Childhood Obesity” gives reasons why obesity is on the increase and what adults can do to help curb the problem. Medical News Today provides references, additional readings and citations at the end of the article.

The Obesity Action Coalition provides links to many articles. The organization’s goals are to provide education aimed at defeating obesity, to fight against weight-based discrimination and to support obese individuals. The linked articles, which have appeared in Your Weight Matters Magazine, are written by medical personnel and other trained professionals. The articles discuss specific obesity-related issues and provide general overviews regarding obesity. The OAC gives permission for people to download and print the resources.

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