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July 13th, 2011
10:30 AM ET

Should parents lose custody of extremely obese children?

A new article posted in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that the government should consider removing obese children from their homes and putting them into foster case where they could perhaps be exposed to fewer negative environmental factors that lead to obesity.

While some experts say that the article is well-intentioned, many are outraged, cautioning that this is not the proper way to address childhood obesity.

Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent, takes a look at the controversy today on American Morning.

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