As part of the effort to combat childhood obesity and related conditions, John Currie III formed the International Reach and Teach Institute which aims to provide health education and guidance to at-risk children.
Grand Terrace, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
In a recent study led by Dr. Yessica Ramos of the Mayo Clinic Arizona, researchers announced that even after gastric bypass surgery, diabetes can still return to a patient after a certain period of time. Typically, gastric bypass surgery has been found to reverse the disease of diabetes. But in this new research report, evidence indicates that about one-fifth of patients who undergo the surgery can have a relapse of diabetes within about three to five years. The shattering discovery has made many patients uncomfortable as one of their main reasons for opting for gastric bypass surgery could have been to reverse the disease of diabetes.
Diabetes has become a major health concern in the United States and other countries where many of the risk factors for the disease have been becoming more and more prevalent. Additionally, obesity, which can lead to diabetes, is becoming a major epidemic in the United States, especially childhood obesity, and that is causing the number of people with risk factors for diabetes to increase significantly. With obesity becoming as common as many other conditions that have been known to affect many children such as ADHD, many medical professionals are becoming concerned about the future health of their patients as they battle to maintain strong, steady health and keep off excess fat. Children and play has been found to be a major factor as more and more children of the current generation spend more time playing sedentary games such as computer and video games instead of engaging in more physical activities outdoors such as sports.
As part of the effort to combat childhood obesity and related conditions, John Currie III formed the International Reach and Teach Institute which aims to provide health education and guidance to at-risk children. One of the Institute’s programs is the Day of Play which is a monthly play day where youth and parents are educated about healthy lifestyle habits in the Inland Empire, California. Information about the event is available at: http://wrightplacetv.com/fundraisers/a-day-of-play/.