Understanding Childhood Obesity and How to Stop It – Focus On Kids

In the United States, one out of every six children suffer from obesity. This is especially distressing since it’s getting worse despite being a preventable condition. Obesity has serious consequences on a child’s mental and physical health. Being obese increases the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and sleep apnea. It can also cause issues with a person’s bones and joints. Children become obese in a variety ways, ie genetics, bad eating habits, overweight parents, and lack of exercise.

Key Takeaways:

  • 1 in 6 children in the United States now have some form of obesity.
  • Overweight parents, genetic, bad eating habits and insufficient exercise contribute to obesity.
  • Those who are obese may develop type 2 diabetes, heart, bone and joint issues, and even depression.

“If a child is obese, then they are at risk of having mental and physical problems throughout their life.”

Read more: https://www.focusonkidspeds.com/pediatrician/childhood-obesity-and-how-to-stop-it/

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