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Overcoming childhood obesity means addressing mom's weight issues as well
Date:7/21/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2010 The information gap and general lack of understanding of obesity's unique and disproportionate impact on women contributes to the challenges of the 65 million American women who are considered overweight or obese, said the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance Task Force on Women at a meeting on Capitol Hill today. Through discussions with health experts and an extensive review of obesity prevalence research, the Task Force found women to be hit hardest by obesity confounding efforts to turn the tide on the nation's obesity problem, especially in children.

"We rely on women to serve as the 'Chief Health Officer' for the family, but with more than a third being obese themselves, we're unlikely to break the cycle with children without finding ways for moms to overcome their weight problems as well," said Christine Ferguson, professor at The George Washington University and Director of the STOP Obesity Alliance. "What's more, achieving healthier weights for women, whether they are mothers or not, will mean a healthier society overall. Unfortunately, significant barriers stand in the way."

Ferguson was joined by Khaliah Ali, editor-in-chief of WLS Lifestyles magazine, president of My Program for Life and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, as well as representatives from the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Black Women's Health Imperative, National Council of La Raza's Institute on Hispanic Health, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and others to reveal the Task Force on Women's assessment of the key barriers blocking progress. Overcoming them, they said, could help women fight the extra pounds that can lead to serious chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

The STOP Obesity Alliance Task Force on Women identified the following four areas that have a significant impact on weight and obesity in women:


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