Childhood Obesity: A Growing Epidemic Obesity continues to become an increasing cause for death worldwide, none as true as in the United States. Obesity is a “lifestyle risk resulting from an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure”. Internationally, at least 10% of school age children are considered obese. In the United States, this number is near 32%. Childhood obesity is so important to tackle at an early age, because studies have shown that it leads to long term health risk such as diabetes, heart disease, and cardiovascular disease.
Childhood Obesity: A Preventable Epidemic Dr. Andrew H. Locke University of Connecticut Childhood Obesity: A Preventable Epidemic Over the course of recent years, childhood obesity has become a modern problem of epidemic proportions. Being the fact that the population of obese American children is estimated to be 30% total, the risks need to be appropriately managed by parents to dampen this growing populous (Benac, 2010). Just in the past 30 years among American adolescents alone, obesity rates have tripled in size which consequentially increases complications resulting in the possibility of early mortality. Furthermore, a child suffering from obesity may live and develop weight-related debilitating diseases such as type-2 diabetes, high
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CHILDHOOD OBESITY The research topic that will be discussed is childhood obesity; childhood obesity is the number one cause of diabetes in children today. It has reached epidemic proportion; worldwide approximately twenty two million children under five years of age are overweight ( Rocchini, A.P par. 1, March 14 2002). The number of overweight children in the United States has more than double during the past three decades. The reason I am doing a research on childhood obesity because is to inform millions of parents with children to understand that this is a deadly disease that can stay with you throughout your adult hood, and it is best to take care of it while you are at a young age.
Overweight and obesity has become a national epidemic problem. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has affected a third of the adults in the United States and a third of the Americans seem to be getting fatter. (Freedman, 2011) It has created many problems, such as an increase in health insurance premiums, health related diseases and unhappy lives. These factors are affecting Americans of all ages and the problem is not going away unless drastic interventions are implemented. In the present paper, overweight and obesity is being investigated.
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Problem/Issue Statement Over the past 30 years childhood obesity rate has tripled in the United States. Today nearly one out of every three children is obese or overweight. Many of these children will grow up to be obese adults that will suffer from high blood pressure, cancer, asthma, and other health related
Aubrey Clegg ENG122 – Step Two, Final Research Paper – Addressing Childhood Obesity Instructor: Quiana McCoy-Taylor October 1, 2012 INTRODUCTION Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are either overweight or obese. In African American and Hispanic communities, the rates are even larger as these occurrences are closer to 40%. At the current rate, one in every three children born during or after the year 2000 will contract diabetes or other harmful obesity-related health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma. I wrote this paper to outline the severity of childhood obesity as it relates to the child, family, and
Running head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY 1 The Causes and Prevention of Childhood Obesity Patricia Stewart ENG 122 Prof. Craig Smith August 27, 2012 CHILDHOOD OBESITY 2 The Causes and Prevention of Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is a major cause for concern because it has become an epidemic in our society. The causes are surprising and concerning as well. There are multiple factors causing childhood obesity that can be prevented, which include health and lifestyle. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants, “Obesity in childhood is influenced by social and familial factors as well as the child’s genetics and activity level” (Perplech; Russ; Rizzolo; Sedrak, 2011). The medical conditions that contribute to childhood obesity are due to genetics.