Childhood Obesity

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One in every three children born in the year 2000 is expected to develop diabetes in his or her lifetime.(4E) Is this surprising? In America all we worry about is food at our convince. Because most Americans are always on the go. As statics are showing childhood obesity is rapidly increasing all over the world. Why is this becoming such a pressing issue when it can be stopped or at least have precautions taken.Children learn through observation and imitation, as well as behaviors of their parents.(5A) In today's society when is there time to really sit down and have a healthy home cooked meal? Modern lifestyle pressures families to economize on food expenses and to spend less time shopping or making healthy food. Most modern families turn to fast food or frozen entrees.(4F) Childhood obesity is one of the most pressing issue in any society. Overweight children ages 10-14 with at least one overweight or obese parent were reported to have a seventy nine percent likelihood of remaining overweight or becoming obese as an adult. As parents it's all about what children are exposed to eating and the lifestyle they are surrounded by.(4E) Most of the severely obese adults in the country were first overweight as teenagers. Extremely overweight children and teens have an increased chance of health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and apena.(1A) Childhood obesity does not just have physical affects on the children, it also takes an emotional toll on their self-esteem. Further studies reveal that predictive value of mental disorders such as depression, or conduct disorders for the development of overweight and obesity. Psychological distress might foster weight gain and rapid weight gain may lead to psychological problems.(5B) Stress in early life is known to have a powerful direct affect on poor health in later life.(6A) Is childhood obesity rapidly increasing only in America? No this is a world wide epidemic! Australian studies have found children...
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