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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Tennessee children are obese
Children in Tennessee are more obese than those in any other state, according to a new report from the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund. While Tennessee ranked 40th out of 51 for overall health in the "Scorecard on State Health System Performance," the state ranked last in the childhood obesity category, which used parent- reported information from the National Survey of Children's Health. Dr. Joan Han, director of the pediatric obesity program at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, said she is "very concerned" by the findings. "Many of the health problems associated with obesity that were once thought to be adult conditions are now occurring in children," she said. "For example, I've diagnosed children as young as 6 years old with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease and elevated cholesterol."


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