It's estimated that 15% of kids in the United States are overweight, that's about 25 million children and being overweight increases their risk of being obese. Local health experts weighed in on the problem of childhood obesity today, it was part of OSF Saint Anthony's annual May Day Event.
Doctors say having a healthy lifestyle early in life will pay off, they also offered some advice on dieting.
A good first step, the a professor mentioned cut out fast food happy meals they only promote obesity and that will eventually lead to serious cardiovascular problems.
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