Dominica Diabetes Association alarmed at the rise in rates of body mass among children, the youth and working population
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President of the Dominica Diabetes Association Marvlyn Birmingham says in Dominica overweight and obesity are emerging as critical health concerns.
The Dominica Diabetes Association Tuesday launched its Adopt Healthy Habits, Water Wednesdays, Fruit Fridays Campaign at the Newtown Primary school.
Birmingham says in 2009, the global school health program indicated that 10% of adolescents aged 13-15 years were overweight, while 26.3% were at risk of becoming overweight.
President of the Dominica Diabetes Association Marvlyn Birmingham
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