(HealthDay News) -- Obesity among children can lead to numerous health problems now and for many years to come.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says obese children are at greater risk of developing:
- High blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and impaired fasting glucose.
- Asthma, sleep apnea and other breathing problems.
- Pain and discomfort of the joints and musculoskeletal system.
- Gallstones, heartburn and fatty liver disease.
- Behavioral problems, depression, poor self-esteem, poor quality of life and poor school performance.
-- Diana Kohnle
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