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Should Parents Of Obese Kids Lose Custody? [Video]

What an explosive question. Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody temporarily because they’re not controlling their kids weight? Who would even think of something like this? You may be surprised.

USA Today  reports The Journal of the American Medical Association has published a paper that says putting children temporarily in foster care is in some cases more ethical than obesity surgery.  The point, the AMA says, is not to blame the parents but intervene in the child’s best interest and offer the family help so they can be reunited as soon as possible.  The article was written by Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Boston’s Childrens Hospital and Lindsey Murtagh, a lawyer and a researcher at Harvard’s School of Public Health. 

About 2 million U.S. children are considered extremely obese.  Ludwig says most are not in immediate danger, but some have obesity-related conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, breathing difficulties and liver problems that could kill them by age 30. Ludwig says, it’s these kids for whom state intervention should be considered.

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