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Cost of Childhood Obesity

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 by Maggie LaBarbera

With September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, I thought this infographic and video had some good information.

The cost of obesity affects all of us.  Not only does it impact a person's quality of life but also contributes to disease.  Here are some facts about adult and childhood obesity.

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Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 @ 03:41 PM

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