Is childhood obesity an individual or societal issue? And who should be tasked with the responsibility to respond to the rising epidemic? A new poll commissioned by Research America and the Endocrine Society asked those questions and found that 52 percent of Americans think obesity is a public health issue. With that, the responsibility to help address obesity lies to some or a great extent with parents (98 percent agree), individuals (96 percent), schools (87 percent), health care ...

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