YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – If a person is obese as a child, are they likely to be obese as an adult? Studies show there is a high chance.

More than 1/3 of children in the United States are either overweight or obese and 70% of those children become overweight adults.

What are the risk factors? Is there a way reverse the trend?

Dr. Shayesteh joined 33 WYTV Daybreak to explain how childhood obesity can lead to adult obesity.

Click here for a complete list of nutrition segments with Dr. Shayesteh.

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