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The paper reveals that in spite of the growing awareness of the health problems associated with obesity, childhood obesity is on the rise. The paper explores the dangers associated with childhood obesity including future health risks of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other weight-related ailments. The paper also looks at the social stigma of overweight children. Finally, the paper examines the role of parents in the development of childhood obesity and obesity prevention.
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Childhood Obesity (2008, September 11) Retrieved January 25, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/childhood-obesity-107741/
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