Obesity : The Effects On Physical And Mental Health Essay

1691 Words Oct 21st, 2014 7 Pages
Obesity is one of the most difficult conditions to treat because it is not treatable with medication. The person effected by it truly has to want to make a lifestyle change
(“Childhood Obesity: The Effects in Physical and Mental Health”). Thirty Percent of obese adults were first obese as children. Obesity causes 300,000 deaths every year.
Nearly one billion dollars are estimated to have been spent on society’s annual cost due to this disease (“Childhood Obesity: The effects on Physical and Mental Health”).
Children who are overweight have a more likely chance to develop health problems such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. All those are associated with heart disease in adults. Type 2 diabetes was considered an adult condition all until the condition became more and more common in children and teenagers (“Childhood
Obesity: The Effects in Physical and Mental Health”). If the child can reach and maintain a healthy weight, the child is far less at risk of these diseases. Not only are the effects physical on a child but also mental. Children may become victims of social discrimination, bullying, or low self-esteem. Most children will endure all three of these.
One study interviewed one hundred and six children (“Childhood Obesity: The Effects in
Physical and Mental Health”). The children were asked questions like what their quality of life was based off of walking one block, playing sports, wellness of sleep, how they get along with others, and how they do keeping…

Related Documents