childhood obesity article

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Jennifer Miller - HD FS 229 Preventing Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States. One out of every four kids are overweight. The number of obese children doubled from 1980, with fourteen percent, from the ages 6-11 who are overweight. Overweight children are at risk for health disorders such as, high blood pressure, kidney disease, hip and ankle problems, sleep apnea, and pancreas inflammation. Children who are obese are two times as likely to be an obese adult. They also run the risk of serious health problems if they keep the weight on through their teens to adulthood. Many teenagers have signs of diabetes and heart disease. They're also linked to having breast cancer, as well as cancer of the colon, uterus, prostate, and rectum, when they become obese adults. These children also show they have low self-esteem, less friends, and aren't involved in physical activities. The number one reason why children become overweight is because
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