The economic cost of supporting and increasingly overweight population with more diseases is another concern (U.S. obesity). Childhood obesity has not only prominent immediate effects but dangerous long-terms effects on children’s health and wellbeing. The effected children can more likely to have risk factor, cardiovascular disease, such a high cholesterol and high blood pressure. In a population based sample of 5 to 17 years old, 70% of obese youth had one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. (Journal of Pediatrics,
Technology attributes to obesity in American children and teens, by advertising quick, easy diet choices for them to choose and consume. Technology is the leading cause of obesity in American teens and children of the 22st century. Obesity is the leading cause of health related problems in children and teens in American culture. Technology attributes to obesity by providing alternative activities for children that keep them indoors, and by advertising quick and easy diet choices. Obesity is defined by an excessive amount of body fat in the body as a whole.
Introduction One of the most challenging community and public health issues facing the United States today is childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the past thirty years overweight children in the US have more than double in children and tripled in adolescents (“Childhood obesity facts”, 2013). The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced similar concerns and reported nearly one third of children and adolescents are overweight, and committed to an $8 million dollar commitment aimed at reversing this epidemic by 2015. The Healthy People 2020 objectives have shown convincing science supporting a healthy and nutritional diet lifestyle. These objectives are focusing on the health risk
People who are obese are more likely to have health problems such as: high blood pressure, raised cholesterol high insulin levels, impaired glucose tolerance, type two diabetes, heart attacks, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, kidney problems and polycystic ovary syndrome. Not all children will have these health problems but doctors are finding these problems in children and the children are getting younger. As a whole childhood obesity puts children in harm’s way and the future of America. And that is why the cycle must be reversed. We owe to the country and the kids who live
Childhood Obesity Kristy Unkel Walden University Childhood obesity is a serious chronic medical condition that affects millions of children in our country. It is a rapidly growing public health concern in the United States. As obese children grow into adulthood, their risk for health problems such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension also grows (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). Obesity is a difficult disease to manage since obese children are “predisposed to obesity for the rest of their lives” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). According to the surgeon general, in the year 2000, “the total annual cost of obesity and complications in the United States was $117 billion and more than 300,000 Americans died from illnesses related to obesity” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.).
Childhood Obesity and Self Esteem Evan Lester Kingsborough Community College Abstract The childhood obesity epidemic is rising dramatically and continues to be a problem. My hypothesis is that childhood obesity and low self-esteem are positively correlated. This paper explores several authors’ perspectives on the link between childhood obesity and low self-esteem. Swallen, Reither, Haas & Meier (2005) find a positive correlation between low self-esteem and childhood obesity for children ages 12-14, where as, Dempster, Muldoon and McCullough (2008) postulate that there is a positive correlation, regardless of age. Musher-Eizenman, Holub, Barnhart Miller, Goldstein & Edwards-Leeper (2004) find that preschoolers are more likely to reject obese children as playmates.
Week 4: Community Health Analysis Project Part A-Community Health Assessment Benedictine University MPH 607 Community Health Analysis Executive Summary Location: Middlesex County, New Jersey The obesity epidemic is a major public health issue in America today. While obesity (Body Mass Index (BMIs) > 30 kg/m2) is a problem for each age group, it is especially a problematic for the teen women in Middlesex County, NJ. Many health agencies agree that obesity is a major risk factor for pregnant women. But in Middlesex County teen pregnancy has become a public health issue. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Health People 2020 have all addressed the problems of teen pregnancy and obesity in Middlesex County.
America’s Issue Childhood Obesity America’s Issue Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is becoming more and more of an issue that greatly effects the overall health of America’s youth. In almost every case the obesity follows the youth well into adulthood resulting in terrifying health conditions and even death. It is an ever growing issue amongst America’s youth and adult health. America is suffering from a heart disease epidemic that ranged in the medical cost of 273 billion dollars in 2010. The cost is expected to sky rocket well into the 800 billion dollar range by 2020.
The prevalence of obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years increased from 5.0% to 18.1%” (Childhood Obesity). To some it may not sound very serious, but children that are obese have a very large risk to suffer from many other health problems. “Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Also children and adolescents who are obese are also at a greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem”(Childhood Obesity). Not only does it put them at risk when they are younger, obese children also tend to become obese when they are adults, causing them to have the same, if not more serious health problems.