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Childhood Obesity: How Did So Many Kids Get So Overweight?

Childhood Obesity: How Did So Many Kids Get So Overweight?

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“American culture has changed dramatically since the 1960s,” says Dr. Lenna Liu, a pediatrician at the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and the medical head of the obesity program at Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Our portions are bigger, we’re eating more processed and calorically dense foods, and we lead a more sedentary lifestyle. This combination has created a perfect storm.”