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What You Should Understand About Childhood Obesity

For a very long time obesity in children has been covered by the press. In the US it has reached epidemic proportions but the press coverage has still had little effect on it. We all generally know what the causes are, but we are not here to discuss that or assign blame. The health dangers to children who are officially obese or certainly overweight are enormous and potentially life-threatening in later years. Suffering physically and even psychologically is what a noticeable percentage of an entire generation experience. Being a teen is hard enough without having to put up with being bullied about their weight by peers. In this day there are some things obese children have to face and we are going to look closer at these. ...more

Childhood Obesity – The Bleak and Harsh Outlook for The Future

This growing trend has been studied by researchers and professionals for over thirty years. Young kids, pre-teens and even teenagers have been slowly and surely gaining more weight and there are severe health consequences to this. Over the last few decades a ton of research and many studies have been done about this subject. One thing we know without a doubt is that obesity that happens during the younger years is a major risk factor in terrible health problems that happen in the later years. The most important thing parents need to realize is that there is quite a lot more to this particular story. Children who suffer from clinical obesity will be forced to deal with the affects of their conditions far before they grow into adulthood. ...more

The Severe Consequences of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has been rising continuously in the US--something that has been confusing and surprising professionals from all fields. Of course, it doesn't help matters that almost all liquid beverages (and even solid foods) sold within the United States contain high levels of high fructose corn syrup. But that can keep for another time. Obese children almost seem like they never had a chance at life, and we feel that is a sad testimony. These kids already suffer from a bunch of problems ranging from back pain to arthritis to Type II diabetes and, of course, bullying. There is a lot more to this and we are going to explore some of it in this article. ...more

The Severe Consequences of Childhood Obesity

Time is an important part of the nature of lots of weight-related health problems. What this means is that it can sometimes take a lot of time for symptoms of these problems to become apparent. Still, childhood obesity definitely sets the stage for problems later on. Still, kids typically don't suffer from as many medical issues as obese adults do--their youth protects them somewhat. But, the very condition itself is referred to as being a risk factor for later complications and disease conditions. Some of the most severe problems are diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, liver disease, heart disease and stroke. ...more

The Severe Consequences of Childhood Obesity

Most weight-related health conditions involve time. What this means is that it can sometimes take a lot of time for symptoms of these problems to become apparent. Still, childhood obesity definitely sets the stage for problems later on. Still, kids typically don't suffer from as many medical issues as obese adults do--their youth protects them somewhat. But, the very condition itself is referred to as being a risk factor for later complications and disease conditions. Some of the more serious possibilities are stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, some types of cancer, liver disease and heart disease. ...more

Childhood Obesity – The Bleak and Harsh Outlook for The Future

The press have been covering childhood obesity for a very long time. But it does seem that it has had little effect, especially in the US where it has reached epidemic proportions. We all generally know what the causes are, but we are not here to discuss that or assign blame. Children can have major health risks that may be life-threatening in later years if they are officially obese or overweight. Suffering physically and even psychologically is what a noticeable percentage of an entire generation experience. Being a teen is hard enough without having to put up with being bullied about their weight by peers. In this day there are some things obese children have to face and we are going to look closer at these. ...more

Children And Teens Are Increasingly Becoming Obese

Childhood obesity is a major and constant problem in the United States and this has had professionals from every stripe confused and befuddled. Of course it does not help that just about anything sold in the US that is a sweet liquid contains copious amounts of high fructose corn syrup. But that is another issue we will not discuss today. Obese kids sort of seem like they haven't been given a real chance at life which is really sad. In addition to the bullying they have to endure from their peers, the kids also suffer from a variety of physical problems ranging from back pain and arthritis to Type II diabetes. This is a sad state of affairs and we'll explore it further in this article. ...more

Childhood Obesity – The State is Set – A Lifetime of Life Threatening Conditions

It wasn't all that long ago that obesity and all of its related problems were solely the problems of grown-ups. In the US, things have changed for the worse in the past few decades. There are more overweight and obese adults than there have ever been before and these conditions have been starting to affect kids and teens at younger and younger ages. In terms of children, the most influential and obvious people for them to learn from are their parents but standard education as well as raising awareness are important too. The parents, though, are the ones who are responsible for offering the most guidance and being the most positive role models properly. Obese children are facing immediate threats to their mental and physical well being. Looking beyond that, the kids are also at high risk for lots of issues that won't surface until later on. So for kids it is a terrible one-two punch that is nearly impossible to beat and overcome. ...more

Children And Teens Are Increasingly Becoming Obese

It wasn't all that long ago that obesity and all of its related problems were solely the problems of grown-ups. In the US, things have changed for the worse in the past few decades. There are more overweight and obese adults than there have ever been before and these conditions have been starting to affect kids and teens at younger and younger ages. In terms of children, the most influential and obvious people for them to learn from are their parents but standard education as well as raising awareness are important too. The parents, though, are the ones who are responsible for offering the most guidance and being the most positive role models properly. What the obese child is facing are immediate threats to physical health and mental well-being. Looking beyond that, the kids are also at high risk for lots of issues that won't surface until later on. So for kids it is a terrible one-two punch that is nearly impossible to beat and overcome. ...more

What You Need To Know About Childhood Obesity

It wasn't all that long ago that obesity and all of its related problems were solely the problems of grown-ups. In the United States, things have deteriorated over the last thirty years or so. In addition to more adults being overweight, children and teenagers are developing this condition at ever younger years. For kids, the most obvious influences are going to be their parents but education and awareness are important too. Ultimately, however, the parents are the ones who offer the most guidance and are the most influential role models in a child's life. Kids who suffer from obesity face almost immediate threats to both their physical and emotional well being. Looking beyond that, the kids are also at high risk for lots of issues that won't surface until later on. This deals these kids a terrible hand that is almost completely impossible to get past. ...more

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