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Is a child's high BMI cause for concern?

My son is 9 years old, and my husband and I just learned our son's BMI is high. We don't want him to struggle with obesity as he grows up.

He is fairly active and plays baseball during the summer on a city league. Should we be concerned? And if we should be concerned, how do we address this with him? Our son is pretty reserved and tends to take things hard.

Emilio Arispe | Pediatrician

Emilio Arispe


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