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childhood obesityAs American children continue to gain weight to the point of what some call an obesity epidemic, experts have widely mixed opinion when it comes to providing solutions. At the very least we can all agree that eating less and exercising more is effective. For many young women who are in their late teens or early 20s excessively large breasts prevent them from experiencing the benefits of regular exercise. Many experience neck pain, lower back pain, and shoulder pain. Dr. O’Toole may recommend a breast reduction. This provides the benefit of both a breast lift as well as the removal of excess breast tissue. Parents need to discuss in detail with Dr. O’Toole their desires for their daughter, and together Dr. O’Toole will help them to determine the best treatment plan. It is expected that childhood obesity will continue to sideline American children from athletic activities. According to ABC7 one in three American children are overweight, and that puts them at risk for a whole host of diseases that could be prevented with normal weight.

“We are not asking for government regulation, we are asking for companies to do the right thing,” said Margaret Wootan, nutrition policy director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. “It’s hard enough for parents these days to feed their kids healthfully, they don’t need a billion dollars in marketing and advertising making our job harder.”

Wootan says targeting junk-food ads is crucial to win the fight against childhood obesity.

“Big companies like McDonald’s, Burger King, Kraft, General Mills, they have done a good job to start, but it’s time to take it to the next level,” said Wootan. “Watching Nickelodeon with my daughter, walking the aisles in the supermarket, I still see way too much junk-food marketing.”


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