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2017

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 Healthy Living — 11 Carolina Carolina Nephrology, P.A. Nephrology, P.A. Carolina Nephrology, P.A. R. Davi d Ke m p, M. D. Ajay I. S hree nat h, M. D Mic helle Toler, A G N P- C Acce pti n g Ne w Patie nts • M ost I ns ura nces Acce pte d Open Mon- Thurs 7a m-5p m • Friday 7a m- Noon 2 C o nve nie nt L ocati o ns 1704 A Wayne Me morial Drive • Goldsboro 358 Northeast Blvd • Clinton (919) 580-1026 Kidney Disease • He modialysis Ho me Dialysis Training Classes w w w. Car oli na Ne p hr ol o gy P A.c o m B oar d Certifie d i n Ne p hr ol o gy & I nter nal Me dici ne 122 D C T0517L © 108 D C T0613 D © Childhood obesity can cause a multitude of illnesses B y B E C K Y B A R C L A Y bbarclay @ ne wsarg us.co m C hil d hoo d obesity has beco me a n e pi de mic to day, a n d per ha ps o ne of t he most fr ustrati ng o nes doctors have face d i n pe diatrics, says Dr. Dave Taylor wit h Gol dsboro Pe diatrics. A bo dy mass i n dex of 30 or more co nstit utes obesity. Tayloe sai d t here are several factors t hat co ntrib ute to a c hil d beco mi ng obese, s uc h as ge netics; fa mily eati ng habits; not exercis- i ng; i nfa nt fee d practices li ke usi ng bottles a n d si p py c u ps t hat co ntai n s ugar-s weete ne d bever- ages as sec urity ite ms d uri ng slee p ti me; me dicatio ns for be hav- ioral disor ders; a n d U. S. c ult ure li ke fast foo d, j u n k foo d, a se de n- tary lifestyle. He sai d t he s hort-ter m healt h ris ks i ncl u de social stig matizatio n a n d b ullyi ng, less t ha n o pti mal at hletic perfor ma nce a n d a nxi- ety/ de pressio n. Lo ng-ter m healt h ris ks i ncl u de ty pe 2 diabetes, c hro nic liver dis- ease, car diovasc ular disease sec- o n dary to ty pe 2 diabetes, early o nset of c hro nic art hritis necessi- tati ng early joi nt re place me nt, social stig matizatio n a n d a nxi- ety/ de pressio n. B ut t here are ways to preve nt obesity. Tayloe s uggests breastfee di ng for as lo ng as possible, establis h- i ng a t hree meal/t hree s nac k ro u- ti ne by six mo nt hs of age a n d sit- ti ng at t he table for all fee di ngs. Pare nts s ho ul d also not give t heir c hil d a bottle or si p py c u p i n be d or a way fro m t he table. If yo u have to, ma ke s ure to p ut j ust water i n t he bottle or si p py c u p. Yo u s ho ul d also co m mit to goo d n utritio n as a fa mily. Avoi d bri ngi ng s ugar-s weete ne d beverages a n d j u n k foo d i nto yo ur ho me a n d also li mit t he co ns u m p- tio n of fast foo ds a n d resta ura nt foo ds. Ta ke u p a n active lifestyle to g uara ntee t hat everyo ne i n t he fa mily ca n ta ke part i n to e ns ure a n ho ur of activity a day every day. Reg ular me dical c hec k u ps will hel p doc u me nt patter ns of heig ht, weig ht, bloo d press ure a n d bo dy mass i n dex to hel p kee p yo ur c hil d fro m beco mi ng obese. Ho wever, if yo ur c hil d is alrea dy obese, t here are so me t hi ngs yo u ca n do to reverse it. Tayloe reco m me n ds a fa mily co m mit me nt to goo d n utritio n, a co ns ultatio n wit h a dietitia n or n utritio nist, a fa mily co m mit me nt to daily p hysical activity, reg ular c hec k u ps wit h a healt h profes- sio nal to mo nitor heig ht, weig ht, bo dy mass i n dex, bloo d press ure, bloo d li pi d levels, fasti ng bloo d gl ucose, liver f u nctio n a n d he mo- See C HI L D H O O D O B E SI T Y, Pa ge 12 Bei n g o bese as a c hil d ca n lea d t o pr o ble ms i n t he f ut ure.

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