Different Factors Of Childhood Obesity

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A story written in the New York Times about the childhood obesity epidemic featured Mary Savoye. Mary Savoye, a dietitian recalled an encounter with a 16-year-old boy that displayed signs of liver disease because he was sixty pounds’ overweight. Upon discovering his condition his mother took him to a pediatric weight management clinic in New Haven, Connecticut. The mother a nurse herself did not like the advice from the dietitian. The mother was unable to accept the harsh fact that she played a role in her son’s current condition. In order for him to get healthier that means that their entire household would have to change their lifestyle. There are many other parents like this whom are turning a blind eye to their children’s weight.
A recent study on childhood obesity in 2012 stated that 70% of parents with obese daughters and pre-school- age sons described their children as “about the right weight.” The researchers
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As well other factors include food and physical activity environment, education, and food marketing and promotion. If a child were to have a healthy diet and regular physical activity, it would burn calories to prevent excess weight gain. In general, regular physical activity has long term benefits and is a prevention for chronic illness such as diabetes. Obese children will have a greater risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol. These children are at risk for cardiovascular disease in a study it was discovered that 70% of obese children have one cardiovascular disease and 39% have two or more risk factors. Obese children are more likely to have asthma and sleep apnea and other breathing problems. Children are influenced by their community environment such as the advertising of fast foods such as Burger King. These foods tend to have higher calories, sugars, salt, and fat. Nowadays children and teenagers are the target group of fast food companies (CDC,

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