Like many public health problems, obesity has become difficult to address in part because people consider it normal or even unavoidable, says Stephen Pont, MD, medical director of the Office of Science and Population Health and acting state epidemiologist at the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Childhood obesity has become so widespread in the U.S. that it threatens military readiness, but bills currently moving through the Texas Legislature could help alleviate the problem, according to a pair of state lawmakers.
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