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Date

2016

Abstract

Causes of childhood and adolescent obesity are multi-factorial: sugary beverages, snack foods, portion size, activity level, environmental factors, socio-cultural factors, family factors and psychological factors to name a few. There are both immediate and long-term health effects for childhood obesity. Ultimately, it plays an economic burden with an estimated national medical cost of obesity-related illnesses in adults to be 209.7 billion. This pamphlet is an easy to read resource with the purpose of educating parents and adolescents about the hidden sugar in everyday snacks.

Keywords

Sugar, Snack, Obesity, Diabetes, Chronic Disease

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Medical Education | Primary Care