Look out for child obesity

While genetic factors are the most common causes of childhood obesity, research shows that lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating patterns contribute as much. Today, many children spend less time outdoors playing or making some form of movement, and more time in front of the TV, computer, phone or video game. In addition, people have less time to prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals for their families and often go for unhealthy fast foods, all of which are responsible for the rising cases of obesity in young people.

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