Childhood Obesity: Is 7 Too Young to Diet?

When Dara-Lynn Weiss's daughter Bea went for her annual checkup at age seven, the pediatrician pronounced her obese. In one year, Bea had gained 23 pounds and her blood pressure had bumped up significantly. "This was a health crisis," Weiss said. Weiss's solution was to put Bea on a calorie-restricted diet, an experience she chronicled first in a magazine article then in a bestselling book, "The Heavy." Weiss said her decision to slash portion sizes, place limits on even healthy foods like...Full Story
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