Seven Ways For Kids To Have A Slimmer Summer
University Of Michigan expert gives the skinny on changing children's health habits.
This might be the first generation of children who do not outlive their parents, says Amy Bohn, M.D., a family physician for the University of Michigan Health System. The reason? Health problems related to childhood overweight and obesity.
"The number of overweight or obese children in the U.S. has tripled since the 1960s to approximately 15 percent, and up to 70 or 80 percent of these children will continue to be obese as adults," says Bohn, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the U-M Medical School.
"As a result, children are starting to develop what we've always thought of as being more adult illnesses