There have been studies performed to research the effects of obesity on children and adolescents, which I am going to review. First, let me discuss some statistics that have been measured by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Within the past 30 years, the incidence of obesity among children has doubled and the incidence among adolescents has quadrupled ( Childhood Obesity Facts, 2014). Childhood Obesity Facts (2014) reported that in 2012, more than 1/3 of our youth suffered from being obese or overweight . An imbalance in caloric metabolism is to blame for obesity; however, this imbalance can be due to an assortment of factors (Childhood Obesity Facts, 2014), not just overeating and a lack of exercise.
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Surgeon General Richard Carmona called attention to a health problem in the United States that, until recently, has been overlooked: childhood obesity. Carmona said that the “astounding” 15% child obesity rate constitutes an “epidemic.” Since the early 1980s, that rate has “doubled in children and tripled in adolescents.” Now more than nine million children are classified as obese. While the traditional response to a medical epidemic is to hunt for a vaccine or a cure-all pill, childhood obesity has proven more elusive. The lack of success of recent initiatives suggests that medication might not be the answer for the escalating problem. This argument considers whether the use of medication is a promising approach for solving the childhood obesity problem by responding to the following questions: 1.
Unfortunately, instead of the child obesity rate decreasing, it has nearly tripled over the past few decades! With that said, childhood obesity is impacting the youth of America, and overall affecting our society through different aspects, which typically continue into adulthood. The things children f... ... middle of paper ... ...besity. Works Cited Green, Gregory; Riley, Clarence; Hargrove, Brenda. “Physical Activity and Childhood Obesity:Strategies and Solutions for Schools and Parents.” Education 132.4 Summer 2012: p915-920.
The overweight infant is most likely to become the overweight child, who in turn is most likely to be overweight in adolescence and maturity. A 20-years-later follow-up of 200 residents of Hagerstown, Md., who had first been examined for a U. S. Public Health study in the late 1930s when they were 10–13 years old, confirmed the tendency of obesity to show up early in life and to persist throughout the life span” (Shaffer, 1967, Overweight and health). Of course, most people know that over eating is the main trigger for obesity in youth. Yet, I don’t think many people are aware about this silent killer. “Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. tables publi... ... middle of paper ... ...ural Youth (STORY): Design and methods.
Childhood obesity has become a source of concern for the health of adolescents and children. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines obesity as any child with a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or over the 95th percentile. The trend of childhood obesity in America is overwhelming with an increase of nearly 20 percent in our children and adolescents since 1980 (CDC, 2013). Recent studies have shown childhood obesity is at 17% for 2-19 year olds. Obesity in children is a contributing factor of hypertension, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
A longitudinal study showed that those who are obese in their childhood are 15-99 percent more likely to be obese by the age of 35 years old, this probability increases as the children ages (Daniels, 2006; Wang & Lim, 2012).This essay focuses on obesity in the childhood stage in the 21st century. This will be accomplished through discussing the causes that has the most impact which are environmental, parental influence, and the food market. Afterwards we will examine the effects of the problem that varies from physical health problems, psychological sanity issues, and lastly the economic impact. Finally shedding light on the past solution and their disadvantages and drawbacks. Thenceforward... ... middle of paper ... ...1), 83–99.
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