Childhood obesity increases cardiovascular risks later in life - 4
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Overweight or obese children are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications later in life. NIH’s Dr. Kristina Rother says parents should pay attention to their children’s weight.
Rother: Many, many parents don't know whether their child is in fact overweight or obese and the first step is often taken by the pediatrician who at a well baby check or a well child visit points out that the child is too heavy. And then most parents ask, "What can I do about it?"
Narrator: Dr. Rother recommends resources like the websites, wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov or letsmove.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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