Overweight and Obesity

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  • How Sleep Affects Healthy Weight in Kids

    Scientists aren't sure why, but too little sleep is linked with both packing on extra pounds and developing Type 2 diabetes. And nearly 70 percent of children have some sleep problem such as waking during the night, sleeping too little or having difficulty falling asleep at least a few nights each week.

  • Defining Overweight and Obese

    Overweight and obese are labels for weight ranges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, weights in these ranges are higher than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. Having a weight in one of these categories may increase your risk for certain diseases and health problems.

  • Understanding Diabetes

    A whopping 30 million Americans have diabetes. And, even more people are unaware that they are at high risk for developing prediabetes or progressing to Type 2 diabetes.

  • Understanding Obesity

    Having a body mass index (BMI) that is considered obese is often associated with having too much fat in your body. Carrying too much body fat may have harmful effects on your health, so BMI is used as a screening tool.

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