Childhood Obesity: A Gowing Problem Around the World

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Obesity is a growing problem all around the world for far too many children. Obesity means a person has too much body fat. Body fat is measured by a person’s body mass index. When one is measuring a person’s body mass index, they are finding their height and body weight then comparing it to the recommendations made by doctors for each age and gender. After doctors calculate it, they then find a percentile rank to determine present and future health issues. Around the world, childhood obesity has become a growing problem; until the children and their parents realize how deadly obesity can be, more and more children are going to face the many health risks associated with obesity. “The rise of childhood obesity has placed the health of an entire generation at risk” (Brainy Quote,1). There are many problems that are associated with childhood obesity. The causes of obesity can be life threatening or fatal. Some problems that are caused by obesity include heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes (Obesity Epidemic,1). Obesity can also cause sleeping disorders that can cause children to do poorly in school due to a lack of sleep. During school activities, 69% of children worldwide do not attend Physical Activity classes daily (Obesity Epidemic,1). Childhood obesity leads to health problems that are sometimes out of a person’s control. “We must pay greater attention to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and able to heal. Yet we are making it difficult for our
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