Childhood Obesity Leading to Adult Obesity and Health Problems

1200 Words Feb 3rd, 2018 5 Pages
This issue has received more attention in last thirty years as the number of flabby and obese children and adults has increased to double in the entire world. According to a report of Centers of Disease Control (2001), the number of obese children and adults has increased to triple with a 14% increase.
Childhood obesity is spreading its roots in the entire world and making young and children its victims. There are many definitions available on Obesity, but specifically it can be defined as "the state of being over fat" (Gilman, 2008). This means when a person has more fat in his/her body than of usual, he/she is said to be fatty or obese. There are many debates available on this topic and scientists and physicians are now able to explore more facts about the drawbacks of obesity in children which lead to obesity in adult hood too. I have chosen this topic because obesity has become a serious issue and incurable problem in the entire world. As quoted in National Institute of Health (2007), that the effects of this disease are on majority of children and young generation, as an individual or nation. The treatment of this disease took a big part of citizen's income each year which is increasing overall economic cost.
Kluger (2008)…
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