A Shocking Prognoses: Three In Five Children Will Be Obese By The Age Of 35


December 12, 2017 15:04 By Mambee

A shocking prognoses from the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston: “Nearly three in five children in the U.S. today are destined to be obese when they reach their 35th birthday”. The research was meant to raise alarm about a common problem as obesity, and responsibility of parents who can and should contribute into their children’s health.

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This expectation was suggested according to current national data, and it is terrifying. The reasons of children’s obesity can be various; the major one is genetics which is hard to alter. Other reasons such as lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating habits are caused by the activity of parents and their upbringing style.

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Obese children will more likely turn into obese adults, as the conditions which appear in childhood are hard to overcome later, because of the damage to health made awhile ago. These conditions include high cholesterol level, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin problems, bone diseases and cardiovascular issues. Additionally, extra weight affects self-esteem and further social problems, such as depression and anxiety, the feeling of being left aside, low quality of life because of poor health.

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Sitting in front of the screen for long time, playing video-games till the midnight and having lack of sleep, unhealthy snacks and high-caloric food which is poor in micronutrients – this all leads to gaining extra weight. In order to change this sad foretelling about obesity, it is important to provide kids with parent’s supervising about their food patterns and physical activities.

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