Childhood Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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Childhood Obesity Introduction Childhood Obesity has become more critical public health issue worldwide. However, obesity ratio varies from country to country. In addition, up to a quarter of Australian children are suffering from childhood obesity and obese children are at higher risk to become obese adult. For this reason, child’s weight always matters because it can impact on their health in future. There may be many reasons which affect childhood obesity including sedentary life style, lack of physical activity, advertisements or intake of unhealthy diet. Consequences of childhood obesity can increase the risk of many health disease in future. Background Obesity is considered as a serious and long term disease with many affecting factors such as social, psychological and environmental element. Obesity is an excessive fat which can increase risk of health disease.Basically obesity can measured by body mass index by the formula BMI = weight in kg/ height in meter square. In addition, BMI more than 30 is called obese (Wilding, 2011). Obesity is the consequences of excessive energy consumption through eating and drinking unhealthy food. Childhood obesity are considered as a disease and it is influenced by many factors such as genetic, physiologic, environmental and psychological factors because it can result in to many health disease in future including diabetes type II, cardiovascular disease and stress. During 2007-2008, 23% children aged 5-14 years were suffering from

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