Mommy Matters: Preventing childhood obesity
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Childhood obesity, a problem that now threatens an entire generation.
A recent report shows that more than half of today's kids could be obese by age 35.
Now, another sign of the times, updated recommendations from the American Diabetes Association telling doctors to consider screening some obese children and adolescents for type 2 diabetes.
It's the type of diabetes associated with obesity and it is linked to heart disease, eye damage, kidney, and skin problems among other issues.
Complications were traditionally seen in adults.
Doctors said the best defense is prevention with a healthy diet and physical activity.
It's never too early to start.