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Childhood obesity increases during summer break

July 28, 2015

Obesity in children is likely to spike during the summer months, according to a recent press release.

“The problem is actually greater in low-income, minority girls,” Lara R. Dugas, PhD, MPH, physical activity epidemiologist and assistant professor in the department of public health sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, told Endocrine Today. “The reason we are interested in this is because there are studies that indicate when children, especially adolescents, finish the school year in May and June, they are a couple of BMI percentage points lighter than when they return at the end of the year.”

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