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The Serious Effects of Childhood Obesity

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(HealthDay News) -- Carrying around too much weight can cause lots of problems in children, affecting the muscles, bones and joints.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says potential complications of childhood obesity include:

  • Early arthritis.
  • Bone fractures.
  • Abnormal leg growth.
  • Flat feet.
  • Impaired mobility.

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Published: October 2015