Sweet Talk

child obesity

Giving your child a treat once in a while is fine, but if a junk food diet is the norm in your home, you could be giving your kids an early death sentence.

According to the National Cancer Institute, researchers have uncovered a link between obesity and several forms of cancer. Doctors believe there may be a correlation between obesity earlier in life and health complications later.

One study estimates up to four percent of new cases of cancer in America in men and seven percent in women were due to obesity. And children who struggle with their weight usually carry that problem into adulthood.

If you’re a parent take steps now to instill a healthy diet, exercise, and sleep habits into your child. And don’t forget to model them yourself. Cutting the calories may mean cutting everyone’s chances of cancer.

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