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Parents Don't See Childhood Obesity as Serious

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The National Institutes of Health is funding a good deal more research on obesity, but it is also focusing a lot of effort on prevention, says Dietz.

"Although there are some interventions and medications that may help people control their weight, we know that for most of them, lifestyle changes, including modification of food intake and exercise, are what's required," he says. "Just as is the case for other chronic diseases, prevention is key."

For more information from WebMD, see our Diseases and Conditions page on Weight Control.

 

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