Obesity: Child Endangerment and Abuse

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Draft Smoking will soon lose its number one rank for preventable cause of death. According to the Journal of American Medical Association by next year obesity could become the number one leading cause of preventable deaths. The federal government regulates tobacco sales to minors and would arrest the parents if they had given the tobacco to their child, childhood obesity offenders should have similar a punishments with child endangerment. There are two main factors which add to childhood obesity: unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise. The health problems which add to the obesity risk can easily be avoided. Obesity can be measured by the Body Mass Index (BMI), this can be calculated by weight (kilograms), divided by height (meters) squared, or weight (pounds), divided by height (inches), times 703. BMI interpretation for obese adults is 30.0-39.9. BMI interpretation for children ages 2-20 is being in the 85th-95th percentile. Diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are fatal obesity related health problems can be prevented. While a lack of concern for overall health, laziness is adding to the growing problem of overweight and obesity in children, which is leading the growing numbers of the diabetes diagnosis. With the growing breakthroughs in the medical field there should be no reasons not to take advantage of these advances. There is a lack of concern for health either because of financial reasons or the concern is not an enough. According to the American diabetes Association seven million undiagnosed cases of type II diabetes in 2011. Fifth teen million new cases were diagnosed in 2011 these are the people pay attention to body for the most case and can tell when something is not right and have the courage to visit their... ... middle of paper ... ...ntertainment can devour days at a time between TV shows and movies one can sit and be entertained for days at a time with no physical activity. Even companies are hiring more individuals to work out of their homes to cut costs and liability for the corporations and once again one never has to leave the couch and still accomplish their daily work activity. “It's the things you do you don't have to do determine the difference when it's too late to do anything about it.” (By author unknown) Means in this case the changes need to be made should be made immediately concerning Americans health, eating habits, and active lifestyle before it’s too late and permanent damage has been done and there's nothing to fix the problems have become a lifestyle. So, the question is what can I do to make changes in to prevent the road The United States is on become an unhealthy nation?

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