Counteract Childhood Obesity

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Childhood obesity has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 20 years. Children aged 6-11 in the U.S who were obese increased from 7 % in 1980’s to nearly 18% in 2012 and adolescents aged 12-19 years of age increased from 5 % to nearly 12 % in the same time period. Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease (high cholesterol or high blood pressure) (5-17 yrs. old 70% had at least one risk factor). At times it’s not a choice but it is affected on behavior, and environment factors. According to my research I am within my weight (105-125). The schools are not going to do much to counteract childhood obesity because most of the sugary snacks come from home. The schools I have been to have
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