Obesity And Its Effects On Childhood Obesity

1866 Words Jul 17th, 2015 8 Pages
Obesity is not an unfamiliar condition to the American population. Many researches, public health efforts, policies are focusing on obesity and specially on childhood obesity.in focus in United States (Ogden, Carroll, Kit & Flegal, 2014). Many institutions such as CDC with its National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), Institute of Medicine and U.S. Department of Agriculrual and Food have provided recommendations, surveys and developed regulations for obesity (Ogden, Carroll, Kit & Flegal, 2014). New surveys suggest that more than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, and those numbers are higher for African-American and Hispanic women population. Also, about one fourth of 2-5 year olds and one-third odf school age children are overweight or obese (Ogden, Carroll, Kit & Flegal, 2014). Specially, African American women are at increased risk. Approximately, 56.6 % of African American women are obese of the total population (Ogden, Carroll, Kit & Flegal, 2014). Same goes for African American children; obesity rates are higher among African American children as compared to White children. Although the recent trend has plateaued, looking at obesity and its complications such as hypertension, heart attach, stroke, obesity in children, adolescents and adults remains an important issue. The trends and numbers for obesity in Michigan State are worse. According to Michigan State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Profile (2012), 30.9% adults were…
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