I’m a parent and I know how it can be sometimes at mealtimes. You’ve worked all day and you’re tired. The last thing you feel like doing is cooking a healthy nutritional meal for your kids. It’s all to easy to bring out the fryer, or frozen pizza. However, a new study shows that obese children and teens are at least twice as likely to get gallstones when compared to children of a normal weight. For some of the heavier kids, the risks were 3-8 times higher. With childhood obesity tripling in the US over the last 30 years, isn’t it time we took notice and did something about the problem?
The risks of obesity are not just gallstones (gallstones have been linked with blood diseases like sickle cell anemia in children). We can add diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol – diseases that were once a lot more common in adults.
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