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218-pound 8-year-old removed from home

Cleveland - At 218 pounds and only eight years old, an Ohio child has been deemed to be at such risk as to make it necessary to be removed from his home.

Bariatric surgery for obese children as young as eight to start

Although US guidelines indicate that bariatric surgery for weight loss is not recommended for kids under 18, a new center for bariatric surgery in the Middle East is planning to operate on children as young as eight.

Study: Obesity linked with feeding babies solid foods too soon

Feeding babies solid food earlier than six months have a higher risk in becoming obese before they reach the age of three, researchers say.

Obese Children Can Have Arteries That Look Like They Are Middle Aged

Some obese children as young as 10 can have arteries that look like they are have a 45-year-old a study shows. This and other heart abnormalities how that obesity in childhood puts the young at risk for heart disease.

Obese Children Experience a Much Lower Quality of Life

A new study has stated that obese children experience a quality of life that can be compared to that of cancer patients. Obese children are ridiculed by peers, siblings, parents and teachers.

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Obese children are far less likely to finish school than peers of normal weight, according to European research
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