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NIEHS Spearheads Effort to Evaluate Environmental Factors in Childhood Obesity Epidemic

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NIEHS brings together national and community leaders with researchers to determine how a child's environment increases the risk for obesity and to identify ways the environment can be changed to address this health epidemic. More than 700 people gathered for the two-day conference, "Environmental Solutions to Obesity in America's Youth."

Tags: children's health


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  • 2009: New Data Analysis Shows Possible Link Between Childhood Obesity and Allergies
  • 2005: NIEHS Brings Researchers and Leaders Together to Find Environmental Solutions to Childhood Obesity

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