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Stamford Doc.Tackles Childhood Obesity

The state's first certified obesity medicine physician

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Stamford, CT | Added on December 10, 2014 At 11:11 PM

A new study reveals Americans are getting more obese and less active.  What’s even worse? A growing number of those at risk are children.

Dr. Mathur, the only doctor in Fairifled County specializing in childhood obesity, says she sees children as young as six-years-old who are prediabetic. 

It’s a growing problem in the U-S, where the CDC says more than a third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese.

 

“The good news is that when we get their bodies healther and more active we can get them to heal without using any medicines,” she said.

 

And that’s exactly the mission here at Lifestyle Medicine, where Dr. Mathur goes back to the roots of good health, emphasizing nutrition and exercise.  Dr. Madhu offers patients a kitchen and a gym.

 And apparently – it’s a winning combination.  Dr. Mathur says students not only enjoy their treatment, but more importantly – see results.

This all joins the nationwide effort to combat childhood obesity. You might remember the first Lady’s campaign “Let’s Move".  And, just today, the National Institutes of Health awarded more than 200 thousand dollars to the Univresity of North Carolina Chapel Hill to study how movies influence the condition.

 


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