The Global Epidemic Of Childhood Obesity

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The present work confronts the global epidemic of childhood obesity. This important issue will be defined in terms of its meaning linguistically and in terms of its meaning as a global problem, including the physical and psychological risks it entails. A biopsychosocial approach is applied to analyze the potential factors implicated in its manifestation. With this, biological, psychological and social factors are reviewed as to get the most comprehensive understanding of childhood obesity. Next, a review of the literature is presented as to view the diverse methods used in the past to tackle this issue. Lastly, a new combination of ideas is proposed as a novel, useful and simplistic solution to address the problem of childhood obesity. A Proposed Solution to The Global Problem of Childhood Obesity Obesity in today’s world has become a very well recognized health concern. Childhood obesity may be even more concerning because it has potential to lead to obesity in adulthood. Shockingly, one in ten infants and one in four toddlers in today’s society are obese. (Davison, Jurkowski, Li, Kranz &Lawson, 2013) Seeing these numbers solidifies the need for interventions early on in childhood and illustrates the prevalence of this problem. It is essential to understand the physical and psychological health risks involved in childhood obesity in order to grasp the severity of this epidemic. The difficulty to pin point a direct cause for childhood obesity cannot be over
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