The NTC Research Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leading national advocate for the importance of STEM Education...SHOW ME MORE
Children and adolescents who are obese are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, bone and joint problems and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem. Unhealthy weight, along with nutrition and exercise issues, increases the risk for the development of diabetes. Education and an encouragement toward healthy living at a young age can help to reverse this disturbing trend.
“The disease formerly known as adult-onset diabetes has had to be renamed Type II diabetes since it now occurs so frequently in children. Because of diabetes and all the other health problems that accompany obesity, today's children may turn out to be the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will actually be shorter than that of their parents. “
- Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals