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Dr. Cate Varney and P.E. teacher Kelly Walters discuss childhood obesity in Charlottesville, Va. Childhood obesity is a problem around the nation a...

September 25, 2022
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Dr. Cate Varney and P.E. teacher Kelly Walters discuss childhood obesity in Charlottesville, Va. Childhood obesity is a problem around the nation and in Virginia, and the Lynchburg area is no exception.Dr. Michael Jones, a specialist in bariatric medicine at Centra Weight Loss in Lynchburg, described childhood obesity as a significant and growing problem.'It's really becoming a huge issue,' Jones said. 'It is estimated that the current generation of children will be the first generation of children in modern history that have a lower life expectancy than their parents.

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