1 in 5 US Children Is Obese: Pediatrician Offers Advice on Treatment

Evelyn Li
By Evelyn Li
February 3, 2023Health

One out of five children in the United States is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And just a few weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with the first set of childhood obesity guidelines in 15 years. Now, criticism is flooding in. NTD spoke to Dr. Joel Warsh, a board-certified pediatrician, to get his take on the guidelines, and how to best treat obesity.

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