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Childhood Obesity - The Danger Within



Who Terms Childhood Obesity As "Exploding Nightmare"

When it comes to kids, most parents like to see them as little, chubby cherubs and angels. For parents, chubby is cute. But it is one thing to be a cute, chubby baby and another to be a "fat kid", something that parents need to take a note of.

What Is Childhood Obesity?

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height.

Health Risks Of Childhood Obesity

Obese children are more likely to be ill, be absent from school due to illness, experience health-related limitations and require more medical care than normal weight children. Overweight and obese children are also more likely to become obese adu...

Child Obesity Risks May Be Greater Than What We Thought

Children who are obese may have an even higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other weight-related diseases later in life than has been thought. Findings from a new review of studies suggest that these studies may have underestimated the ef...

Health Risks Of Overweight Children

The increased rate of obesity means that obesity-related chronic diseases are becoming common among children and teenagers. Between 25 percent and 40 percent of children who are overweight will have metabolic syndrome, which sets the stage for dia...

Psychological Effects Of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity can result in a number of psychological issues. Weight issues can be particularly difficult during the tween years due to the unique social atmosphere this age group faces. Here's what parents should know about the psychological ...

Emotional Effects Of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is defined as a condition in which a child weighs considerably more than normal for his height, sex and body frame. It is a condition beyond "overweight" and should be treated by a physician.

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips For Parents

The number of overweight children in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years. Approximately 10 percent of 4 and 5 year old children are overweight, double that of 20 years ago. Overweight is more prevalent in girls than boys a...

5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Being an overweight/obese child has an enormous impact on physical, mental, and emotional health along with social and overall development. We as adults have a responsibility in helping keep today’s youth (and ourselves) healthy and fit so we need...

10 Truly Effective Ways To Prevent Childhood Obesity In Schools

It's not enough to just talk about what kids eat at school if we really want to prevent overweight and obese children. More and more, experts are looking at the bigger picture, asking questions like, what kind of cafeteria setting inspires kids to...

Treatment Of Childhood Obesity

Obesity in childhood and adolescence is common and is associated with significant psychological and medical morbidity. Effective management of obesity in this age group has a family-focused approach, especially with pre-adolescent patients. It hel...

Management Of Obesity In Children

Children can achieve healthy weight and growth with the help of their parents and family. The whole family will benefit from making healthy lifestyle choices. Choosing healthy foods, limiting takeaway and junk food, increasing physical activity an...

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