New research finds obese kids have more, and earlier, health risks than previously realized

The New York Times published “The Urgency in Fighting Childhood Obesity” on 7-5-16.  This is, as would be expected for the NYT, a thorough article which reviews current obesity statistics and two recent studies which found that obese children have a significantly increased risk of colon cancer and early stroke as adults.  The article goes on to discuss the current thinking about prevention strategies, with a focus on what parents of obese children can do, and really need to do, to help their children improve their health.