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Overweight Kids

A new problem for overweight kids who would like to slim down; it is hard to find a doctor who will treat them, and the reason might surprise you.

A new study out of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that only 12 percent of the doctors surveyed said they would help a child lose weight, not because of the child's size, but because of the size of the doctor. Turns out the skinny docs said they were concerned they would be viewed as unsympathetic, and the chubby docs said they'd look like hypocrites.

Meanwhile, the study says it's estimated 15 percent of school aged kids today are classified as obese.

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