The Obesity Epidemic Of Children

1437 Words May 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Individuals and societies link to obese children

The obesity epidemic holds the responsibility to annihilate many of the health benefits that have contributed to the increased durability recognised in the world today. In 2014, approximately 41 million children under 5 years of age were affected by overweight or obesity. Today, progress in extinguishing childhood obesity has been gradual and conflicting. A greater number of children are, even from before birth, on the brink to developing obesity. Children who are not yet at the bodymass-index (BMI)-for-age verge for the early staged of childhood obesity or overweight are at an all high of developing obesity.
This also presents the needs of the children. Lack of nutrition in early childhood places children at high risk of developing obesity when food and physical activity arrangements concur. Many countries now face the strain of hunger in all its categories, with rising rates of childhood obesity as well as high rates of child nutrition. Childhood obesity is often secluded as a public health issue in these ambient times, where culturally, an overweight child is considered to be healthy. In high-income countries, the risks of childhood obesity are considerable in low socioeconomic groups. Although presently the results show to be true in low and middle income countries, a changing pattern is emerging. In large scale countries, certain population subgroups, such as migrant and indigenous children, are at exceptionally high…
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