Adolescent Obesity - Child Obesity
Adolescent Obesity,Childhood obesity in America, Nutrition for kids, Children obesity worldwide are some of the topics that are discussed these days on regular basis and it is actually destroying the lives and eventually happiness of thousands of people in America as well as worldwide and many organization are working against it like OAC etc.
Adolescent obesity or we can say being fat at the growing age is the reason/starting point of many diseases. If not taken seriously it can eventually become fatal. Obesity in children is growing because of the evergrowing population of fast food chains worldwide and eating habits.
What is Obesity
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy or increased health problems. Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight and height, defines people as overweight if their BMI is between 25 and 30 kg/m2, and obese when it is greater than 30 kg/m2.
Effects of Obesity
Adolescent obesity or Overweight Children most commonly increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis at a very young age. Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food energy intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility, although a few cases are caused primarily by genes, endocrine disorders, medications or psychiatric illness.
Evidence to support the view that some obese people eat little yet gain weight due to a slow metabolism is limited; on average obese people have a greater energy expenditure than their thin counterparts due to the energy required to maintain an increased body mass.
Child obesity is one of the problems that has to be solved as soon as possible :
- Rising rates in Child obesity which will eventually decrease the lifespan of human beings.
- People are getting richer , So an average kid eats fast food twice a week
- One in a class of thirty according to a survey actually eats green vegetables
- One in 4 children does not participate in any physical activity especially in america where the rate of child obesity is increasing by a rapid pace.