Obesity in kids

Obesity is growing in kids faster than in adults. More screen time, less (or no exercise), and high-fat, high-sugar fast foods all contribute.
Childhood obesity is associated with increased rates of death when they become adults.
Last night, my nephew whined about not having pizza for dinner (he was OK with spinach, as long as it was on top of pizza!)
Fortunately, he is very active, and we raced each other after I cooked dinner (steamed skinless chicken thigh; steamed broccoli; steamed white rice; all well seasoned)

Three simple actions are associated with lower rates of childhood obesity: having family dinners, getting enough sleep and limiting weekday TV time.
Uncle John and Kenneth

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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