Causes and Costs of Childhood Obesity Research Paper by cee-cee

Causes and Costs of Childhood Obesity
An exploration of the causes, incidence, costs and prevention of obesity in children.
# 110628 | 3,192 words | 14 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper refers to the World Health Organization's definition of obesity and discusses how its incidence is on the rise because of TV, inactivity, junk foods and video games. The paper reveals obesity's association with cardiovascular disease and with the metabolic disorder called Syndrome X. The paper then looks at another cause of childhood obesity that is parents' own failure to recognize their children's weight problem and discusses the medical and psychosocial costs of pediatric obesity. Finally, the paper explores potential solutions and methods of prevention.

Childhood Obesity Re-defined and Explained
Childhood Obesity Incidence Alarming and Expanding
Causes and Costs

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Buiten, C. and Bonnie Metzger (2000). Childhood obesity and risk of cardiovascular disease. 9 pages. Pediatric Nursing: Jannetti Publications, Inc.
  • Bruss, M. B. et al (2003). Prevention of obesity. 2 pages. Nutrition Research Newsletter: Frost & Sullivan
  • Consumer Comments (2004). No quick fix for childhood obesity. 1 page. Consumer Alert: Gale Group
  • Etelson, D., et al. (2003). Parents fail to recognize weight problems in their own children. 2 pages. Nutrition Research Newsletter: Frost & Sullivan
  • Hellmich, N. (2004). Childhood obesity. 2 pages. Deseret News: Deseret News Publishing Co

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