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Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity

The percentage of North American children who are overweight has reached the point where childhood obesity is now considered a major health problem. This is attributed to diets that are too high in fat and too low in fiber, as well as less physical activity. Vegetarian children are more likely to be as their ideal body weights. Their diet contains substantially more fiber and less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.



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