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Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s
Date:7/21/2011

adults, workplaces need to become "exercise friendly" because that's where adults spend most of their time, Sandon explained. "We need to remove the barriers" that keep people from exercising and eating healthy foods, she said.

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To learn more about teens and weight trends, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCES: Hedwig Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor, sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Michigan; Lona Sandon, M.Ed., R.D., assistant professor, clinical nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; July 12, 2011, Journal of Adolescent Health, online


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