AHRQ's Role in Combating Obesity

  • Data: 21 Set 2017
  • Autore | Fonte: Iris Mabry-Hernandez, M.D., M.P.H.

Obesity is common among young people in the United States. Seventeen percent of children and teenagers between the ages of 2 and 19 years are obese. The condition can cause asthma, high blood pressure, and mental health problems. Sadly, children with obesity are often bullied. And as they grow older, their problems with weight may lead to adult obesity and conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

It's no wonder that Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., has identified childhood obesity as one of the Nation's most pressing public health challenges.


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