The Problems With Childhood Obesity

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The Problems with Childhood Obesity A growing problem in America is childhood obesity which literally gets over looked every day. Children who are obese are more likely to have cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other serious health risk when they get older. Childhood obesity has increased highly over the generations. In my opinion causes for childhood obesity includes, not having enough physical activity at home or in schools, and food habits, which the parents is in control of when it comes to their children. Before we can talk about the causes of childhood obesity we must know what obesity is. Obesity is when a person has too much body fat for their height and weight. Too much body fat especially around the heart can cause life threatening effects if not reduce. Doctors check their patients to see if they are normal, overweight or obese by checking their BMI. This medical term stands for a person’s body mass index. Doctors have to divide a person’s weight in kilogram by their height in meters squared to indicate if their patients are obese or not. If the person’s BMI is equal to or greater than 30 than that’s a problem that must be solved to decrease high health risk. So why is this a problem, and how does childhood obesity start? One of the most important causes for obesity is food habits. Food habits deal with what children eat on a daily basis. Proper nutrition isn’t taken seriously. Just because it looks good, smell good and taste good doesn’t mean it’s

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