Neighborhood Socioeconomic and Childhood Obesity

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Research Proposal
The topic of the research paper will be a discussion of health issues that childhood obesity has on young children today and throughout their lives. Obesity is a rising problem in children and adolescents, the long-term health and social problems that are arising from this. By examining the child’s lifestyle and their genetic makeup, one can find out why or how the child became obese.

Childhood obesity is very important in today’s society. One would have to narrow down childhood obesity to dealing with the health problems from childhood to adulthood. Children that is obese as a child or adolescent as a 70% chance of being obese as an adult. Being obese not only affects the child but the family as well. Being obese as a young child can bring on adult health problems. Such as, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides. These are adult diseases that s child should not have to worry about until later on in life. To help the children from becoming obese at such a young or even later on in life, the parents should touch their children healthy ways to eat. Eating fast food all the time and not enough exercise helps aids in the child becoming obese. Some children become obese because their parents are obese or because they do not eat right. Lack of exercise can also cause a child to be obese. Most children inherit obesity from their parent do to their genetic makeup.

The researcher would be able to compare the child’s lifestyle to a child’s genetic makeup. The research would show how a child’s lifestyle would affect them differently from a child’s genetic makeup. Does it really matter what a parent feeds their child/children? What affect does a parent being obese have on a child? What can be done to help children that are genetically obese?
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