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National Childhood Obesity Month

September 27, 2016 07:42 PM

One in five children in this country is considered obese. And now during National Childhood Obesity Month -- a doctor from Entira Family Clinics talks about what can be done to prevent this problem.

"one of the tools we're using these days is the 5-2-1-0. Five fruits and vegetables a day, two or less hours of screen time per day, one hour of physical activity and zero sugary drinks," Dr. Mark Bogel of Entira Family Clinics said.

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Dangers of childhood obesity include an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and even types of cancer.

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Brent Palm

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