Youth Obesity Epidemic Extends Beyond America's Borders

As children get older their waistlines increasingly show signs of getting wider as well and the problem extends far beyond American students. Doctors around the world are working together to find ways to combat the growing problem.

As children get older their waistlines increasingly show signs of getting wider as well and the problem extends far beyond American students. Doctors around the world are working together to find ways to combat the growing problem.

During the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago Masao Yoshinaga, MD, PhD, FAHA, of the National Hospital Organization and Kagoshima Medical Center discussed ways that schools can help keep their students healthy long after they graduate.