Obesity puts children at risk for serious health issues

By Annie Hayashi

Childhood obesity associated with endocrine factors, orthopaedic problems

“More than half of obese children had low enough vitamin D levels to have mild bone health effects and a high rate of thyroid hormone dysregulation. This may be partially due to the obesity itself but also might be due to the diet that the children have,” said Benjamin Alman, MD, during his presentation at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America annual meeting.

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