Childhood Obesity: The Problem Term Paper

Childhood Obesity: The Problem
A brief look at childhood obesity including what causes it, high risks and consequences, and what is being done to treat and prevent it.
# 152069 | 889 words | 7 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2012 in Medical and Health (Eating Disorders) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper examines how many children in the United States are suffering from obesity due to their lack of healthy eating habits and lifestyles. It briefly discusses the health hazards associated with being overweight, both physical and psychological as well as changes in lifestyle that are compulsory in order to minimize the incidents of childhood obesity.

From the Paper:

"When an obese child is not properly treated or attempts are not made to reverse it, serious health risks, physically and mentally, can come about early and/or later in life. Obese children can get type 1 and 2 diabetes, but more so type 1 in children under the age of 10, which affects them their entire life. Regardless of what type of diabetes he/she has, they must have multiple testing and insulin injections throughout the day to maintain blood sugar levels. (FDA, 2004). If not properly treated with medication along with change of diet and exercise, it could possibly lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, loss of toes or feet, digestive problems, blindness, gum problems, and loss of teeth (FDA, 2011)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barlow, Sarah E, MD, MPH, Dietz, William H, MD, PhD. (1998). Pediatrics, Vol. 102 No. 3, pp. e29, (doi:10.1542/peds.102.3.e29)
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