Obesity is the most distinct medical condition but the most difficult condition to treat. Obesity is the result of calorie imbalance. Obesity is commonly caused by overeating and lack of exercise although there are genetic diseases and hormonal disorders that can cause obesity. When children eat more than they need, the extra calories are stored in fat cells to use for energy later. If this pattern continues over time, they develop more fat cells and may develop obesity.
With all the rejection in an overweight child's life, he or she may feel as though he doe... ... middle of paper ... ...an be detrimental to their adulthood development. The emotional toll of having childhood obesity is damaging to a child's life. Unfortunately, obesity, while being among the easiest medical conditions to recognize, is one of the most difficult to treat ("Childhood Obesity: The Effects on Physical and Mental Health | AboutOurKids.org"). The effects of childhood obesity have a long-term impact on an individual’s life in childhood, teenage years and they can even continue into adulthood ("Childhood Obesity: Emotional Effects And Sedentary Lifestyles | Mollen Foundation Preventing Childhood Obesity"). There are many ways to prevent a child from becoming obese, like healthy eating and physical activity ("Childhood Obesity - DASH/HealthyYouth").
Obese and overweight conditions link directly with other communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiac malfunctions at a younger age. Severe cases of childhood obesity place the victim at higher risks of death of the individual during adulthood (Cameron, 2006). Like any other disease and conditions, obese and overweight conditions can be prevented. In order to deal with cardiac and diabetes, childhood obesity needs to be dealt with during its initial stages. Childhood obesity is a condition linked to several causative factors.
Introduction: Obesity, also referred to as being overly overweight, is a condition caused when one eats excessive amounts of food leading to storing more calories than one burns. These calories are stored as fats1. Obesity can develop from several causes and is usually influenced by genetics. Causes of Obesity: According to the National Institute of Health, the most familiar causes of obesity can be categorized into four causes; lifestyle, environmental, hereditary and medical causes2. However, the main cause of obesity worldwide is still unhealthy diets.
Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight with a high degree of body fat. Being obese increases your risk of developing a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, such as: Diabetes and strokes. Obesity is also an increasing problem in children, with around one in seven children classified as obese. Symptoms Being a little overweight may not cause many noticeable problems. However, once a person carries a little of extra mass, he or she may develop symptoms that affect his or her daily life.
The Dangers of Obesity Obesity is a medical condition where fat in the body could cause serious conditions in your body. Obesity is a serious problem in the United States. It is putting people at a serious risk for many diseases, such as heart diseases, diabetes, some forms of Cancer, and sleep disturbances. It is a serious condition in the all over the world and needs to be corrected. It is thought that overeating and lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating habits causes weight gains among adults and children.
A sedentary life along with a fat rich diet will also result in obesity” (Schoenstadt). Social factors may consist of not having enough money or even low levels of education. Medication is also a contributor because these drugs may cause weight gain (Schoenstadt). Overeating plays an enormous role in today’s obesity epidemic. Most Americans do not know or understand proper proportion sizes their bodies should intake (Schoenstadt).
Americans tend to eat high-fat foods, and put taste and convenience ahead of nutrition. Also, most Americans do not get enough physical activity. Last is genetics, which heredity plays a large role in determining how susceptible people are to becoming overweight and obese. Obesity tends to run in families, yet families also share diet and lifestyle habits that may contribute to obesity. Another possibility is the size of food portions....
To balance a child’s diet is a task that is essential and must be taken seriously, for it defines how a child matures. If a child’s diet is not maintained there is the possibility of many health risks. One major health risk that many children in America face is obesity. With the fast pace America lifestyle, the obesity among all age groups, 2 to 19, has doubled since 1971 (Centers for Disease Control, 2009). Furthermore, many researchers have discovered that not only does a child’s nourishment contribute to obesity, but a child’s heredity is a key fac... ... middle of paper ... ... and often they are teased and/or rejected by their peers (Friedlander, Karkin, Rose, Palermo, & Redline, 2003; Mustillo et al., 2003).
If these obese children live this unhealthy lifestyle they can get high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and many other diseases with risks of death. Childhood obesity is a major problem in the world that could be controlled with a healthy lifestyle of exercises and eating. Obesity is not having a few extra pounds. Obesity is an illness. Obese people have an excessive accumulation of body fat percentage that have negative effects on their lifestyle.