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What Is Believed To Be The Major Cause Of obesity In children?

A: Either a sedentary lifestyle (lack of exercise) or fatty, processed foods (store bought or fast food). I think they go hand in hand. Too little exercise and too much food. Experts believe that we have developed a sedentary culture where children don''t do as much exercise as they used to. For instance, kids are normally driven to school instead of walking, and gym classes have been cut out of many curricula. Two major factors contribute to an increasing trend in obesity in children. The factors are poor diet and nutrition and lack of exercise. It have been proven with a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables and restricted or limited sugar and carbohydrate intake combined with increased daily physical activity,...


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What Is Believed To Be The Major Cause Of obesity In children?

A: Either a sedentary lifestyle (lack of exercise) or fatty, processed foods (store bought or fast food). I think they go hand in hand. Too little exercise and too much food. Experts believe that we have developed a sedentary culture where children don''t do as much exercise as they used to. For instance, kids are normally driven to school instead of walking, and gym classes have been cut out of many curricula. Two major factors contribute to an increasing trend in obesity in children. The factors are poor diet and nutrition and lack of exercise. It have been proven with a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables and restricted or limited sugar and carbohydrate intake combined with increased daily physical activity,...


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How genetics affects obesity in children?

A: Child obesity is generally related to over eating, but in most cases it is a hereditary problem. If your parents are having obesity, there is a high probability that you will also face the same consequences. So children should be careful if their parents are suffering from obesity because genes pass it to their children. Child obesity is a hereditary problem. If the parents are over weight, there is a high probability that their children would also be overweight. children with overweight or obese parents have larger risks of obesity. In hereditary cases, both parent...


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How do you stop obesity in children?

A: If it isn''t genetically based it is caused by parents and caretakers. children should not be able to drink unlimited amounts of juice. Parently do no realize juice has so much sugar in it. Pop and juice are a no-no for children. Also, fast food, fried foods, etc should not be in a child''s diet. If at all possible children should engage in play outside and in physical play. Sitting in front of the tv or video games also contributes. So I guess the goal is better education and reeducation for parents as to the problems and risks associated with childhood obesity. Get rid of the TV and the soft drinks. Take your kids outside and play. healthy diet Take away the Playstation Stop giving them...


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How has the incidence of obesity in children changed in the past 30 years and what has contributed to this increase?

A: The incidence of obesity in children over the past 30 years has increased dramatically. Approximately 17% of children/adolescents ages (2-19) are considered obese; this rate has tripled since 1980 when the rate was about 5% and is even higher among low-income children and children of certain racial/ethnic backgrounds (e.g., African Americans, Hispanics). If overweight and obesity are considered, the incidence is 35%, an increase from about 15% 30 years ago. children who are overweight are a major concern because they are at risk of becoming obese. There are numerous factors that have contributed to this increase -...


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What is the statistics for obesity in children?

A: Results from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), using measured heights and weights, indicate that an estimated 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are overweight. Almost one out of every five children in the United States is overweight, and this number is continuing to grow. The percentage of overweight children has more than doubled in the last 30 years. children have fewer weight-related health and medical problems than adults, however, overweight children are at high risk of becoming overweight adolescents and adults, placing them at risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes...
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Is there research evidence which suggests that obesity in children under 5 is less common in children who were breastfed?

A: We found a large number of papers on this topic.  However, these did not look at the defined group ‘under 5s’, mostly focussing on weight at adolescence.   However, references 2 and 3 report on children nearer your preferred age range and reference eight looks at 7 year olds. A 2002 critically appraised topic (CAT) published on the Evidence-Based Pediatrics website [1] gave the following ‘Clinical bottom lines’: “- Breastfeeding (BF) for > 6mos is associated with a 22% decreased incidence of overweight in adolescents.  - Longer duration of BF is associated with decreased rate of becoming overweight.1 The AAP recommends 12 mos of BF.  - Overweight adolescents (BMI > 95% for age & sex) are at increased risk...
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What can be done about national obesity in US?

A: Bring back recess and phys ed in schools. Also, the liberals have to stop denying that obesity today is a bigger problem than "poverty." "Fancy that" Are you sure you aren''t UK? Who says "fancy" in the US? obesity in the US is a complicated mess of lifestyle, lack of exercise, stress. It is up to the individual, their significant others, and their doctor to work out a plan. we need to walk more-exercise in general everybody has a car and nobody walks when i started walking with my kid to school, he asked if the car was broken. portion size-they are huge other countries could have a meal for 2-3 people with what we eat here it''s cheaper to eat bad food-that fake stuff is also addictive-you retrain your taste...


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What are the main causes of diabeties in children?

A: can be genetic. however there are many causes like too much sugar The main causes of diabetes in children are: 1) heredity 2) eating too much junk food (obesity) Overweight, poor diet, too many sweets...if kept under control she will be okay...her medication will either be injections for type 1 or tablets for type 2... not life threatning, but life-altering. The main cause of any diabetes, is too much sugar and irregularities with insulin production, or absorbtion. Childhood diabetes is generally genetic. It can be life threatening in some cases. obesity makes it more difficult to manage. Being "slightly overweight" is normal at points in development for kids. Diabetes in most

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What Causes Metabolic Disorders in children?

A: There are many environmental and genetic influences on body weight and composition, making the study and treatment of metabolic disorders in children quite complicated. It is known that lifestyle behaviors, such as diet and exercise, are major factors for increasing the risk of developing metabolic disorders, like obesity and diabetes. Sometimes, a child might inherit genetic abnormalities that increase the chance of having metabolic disorders in childhood or later in life. Prescription medications to treat metabolic disorders in children are often used during or after a program that includes proper nutrient intake and healthy physical exercise.. The most common metabolic disorders in

 
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