Causes And Treatment Of Obesity

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Obesity has been describes as one of the most serious medical conditions that is making its way into the lifestyle of our young generation, our future. Childhood obesity has become a concern because it is this that often leads to later health problems in adulthood such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis, stroke and sleep insomnia, ( Herbert A., 2006), obesity can also affect the mind where it can lead to depression as well as poor self-esteem. There are various factors which affect obesity and overweight, but there are numerous precautions and steps that can be taken in order to reduce the chances of becoming either or both. This paper will identify the different factors which lead to becoming overweight or obese and will focus on the genetic and hereditary factors. Also, this paper will identify the different causes and treatment specifically for children that are obese or overweight.

Obesity and overweight are term used interchangeably by most of our society when in reality they are different but the both imply having the condition of more abundant weight then needed in a human’s body. Being obese refers to excessive fat storage in the body. Overweight is the term used to describe the excess of weight in the body which is dependent on someone’s age, height and sex. Both obesity and overweight are becoming an epidemic especially in the United States. In the United States about, 66% of adults are…

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