Effects Of Obesity On Children 's Children

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Research Paper: Effects of Obesity in Children “From small fries to BIG MAC’s” America, home of the brave, land of the free and plagued with obesity. For many years this country has fallen victim to obesity and the many effects that it has as a direct result. America has become the fattest nation in the world even though it is more advanced than most countries. We as Americans tend to consume whatever we want whenever we want and this has begun to affect our future. The children of America have fallen victim to ignorance and influence when it comes to obesity. Instead of home cooked meals from parents, these children’s meals are replaced with McDonald’s, Chinese take-out, or worse snacks and candy. The time that used to be spent…show more content…
The Preventive Medicine article, talks about a study that showed the connection between lack of physical activity and childhood obesity and its future consequences (Ellison R.C.H. 2003 “Preventive Medicine). Ultimately, it was proven that higher levels of physical activity during childhood lead to less body fat acquired by the time of early adolescence. There are many diseases that come as a direct result of obesity and less activity amongst children especially diseases such as sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder caused by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep. According to “Sleep Apnea and Obesity”, a study done by John C. Yu, MD; there is a direct correlation between the increasing rate of obesity and the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea. As the adipose tissue increases due to obesity, the surrounding airway becomes blocked and it becomes hard for the individual to breathe. Once a person becomes clinically obese and their BMI increases, they will begin to see symptoms of sleep apnea. In addition to sleep apnea, another disease that our children become exposed to is Cardiovascular Disease. Also known as heart disease, cardiovascular disease is really a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. This disease occurs when the blood vessels begin to be clogged due to the fat that becomes prevalent in the blood
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