(HealthDay News) -- Maintaining a healthy weight and establishing healthy habits are essential, even in childhood.
The Weight-control Information Network says childhood obesity can:
- Foster breathing issues and joint pain.
- Make it difficult to keep up with active friends.
- Lead to chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
- Increase the risk of growing up to be an obese adult.
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