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8810 November 15, 2007 SUBJECT: Obese Children I am choosing to write my research paper on obese children because I learned recently that surveys from the National Children and Youth Fitness Study have shown that the number of obese children is on the rise. Between 10 and 25 percent of our nations youth is considered obese. Obesity presents many problems to children including diabetes, heart-disease, and this problem can even lower self esteem. There is also plethora of information for this topic. Several questions come to mind when I think of childhood obesity. What percentage of body fat is necessary to be considered obese? What are the causes of this growing epidemic? What measures are being taken to help this issue? Are the parents to
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Unformatted text preview: blame? Does television play a factor in what children eat? What are the problems that come along with childhood obesity? Will these problems affect the individual throughout their life? Is obesity hereditary? What are some of the treatments for obesity? Some resources that I plan to use for this assignment include studies and charts from the Department of Health. I plan on using websites like the Public Health Observatory and kidshealth.org. I also found some interviews with the parents of obese children at msnbc.com, and there were some video clips from Oprah that showed some of the extreme cases of obese children....
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