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Soft Drinks: Scapegoat for Kids' Obesity?

Sugary Drinks Aren't the Only Factors, Say Doctors

Small Changes Can Add Up

There are many paths away from obesity and toward better health. Healthful nutrition and exercise are universally recognized as two such routes.

A drastic, overnight overhaul might not be the only option.Baby steps may make a difference in time. That might include taking the stairs instead of the elevator, cutting back on sugary indulgences, and finding sources of comfort or reward that don't involve food.

Small changes can add up, say the doctors. "It is only by making such changes, one at a time if necessary and more if possible, that we are likely to contain a problem of the magnitude of obesity," they write.

Murray is on the speaker's bureau for the National Dairy Council, says the journal.

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