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Combatting Childhood Obesity

The World Health Organization describes childhood obesity as “one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.” Overweight kids are more likely to struggle with health, emotional and behavioral problems. But many potential solutions--from dieting and counseling to medical interventions--raise difficult cultural and emotional taboos for parents and health professionals. We examine the challenge of combating childhood obesity.

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