UF Pediatric Weight Management
Located within the UF Health Pediatric Multispecialty Clinic
841 Prudential Drive, 19th floor, Suite 1900
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone 904.633.0921 • Fax 904.633.0921
Currently, it is estimated that one in five children and adolescents (or 12.5 million) ages 2–19 years old are obese. Minorities represent the greatest risk of being obese.
Obesity is associated with serious health risks such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol levels and osteoarthritis, shortness of breath, sleep disorders, menstruation issues, and liver and gallbladder disease. In addition, there is a link between obesity/overweight and poorer academic performance, school absenteeism and psychological function.
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Posted on Tue, April 5, 2016