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Child Obesity in United States“Have you ever been worried about your weight in your childhood?” That would be great if you have not. But if you have, it’sgood to know that there are many people with same experience in United States. Obesity is medical condition that one suffers due to excessive fat in his or her body. (Appos)It is an extreme phenomenon where the body fat reached or is accumulated to the extent, therefore, begins affecting the health of an individual both physically and mentally. Among all the other health extremities that obesity can cause, it cannot be helped but be noticed that it is responsible for fatal diseases and medical conditions like diabetes, heart diseases, overweight, high blood pressure, etc. In America, this has caused a catastrophe concerning every person in the society because of the major fatality it has known to cause. Obesity has a huge effect on anyone’s life let alone mere children. The fact that obesity affects nearly 12.7 million children and adolescence in United States today is striking.(Appos) Child obesity, a medical condition in children where the body fat exceeds to the normal rate, is negatively hampers their well-being. (Appos) It is a serious issue that has to be addressed with great precaution and dedication because it can cause millions of children in America to be victimizedphysically and mentally. Children are vulnerable group in this society and are needed Overcoming obesitypeople need to take actions in both physical and mental aspects. (Part. Phr.)Not only dietary changes and
exercises need to take in actions, but also strong willpowers and determination are required taken by obesity people, which is not an easy job for sure. Therefore, we should identify the causes more accurately in order to offer effective solutions to solve this issue for the sake of children’s health in America. From my perspective, the main cause of obesity in the American children can be the gene in an individual, their socio-economic status and their dietary.In the US context, Genetics has a huge role to be played in determining if children can be obese. Genetics refers to the genes transmitted by a parent to a child, which explains why obesity can be passed from generation to generation. The genes carry the traits of a parent and are transmitted to the children that determine the level of metabolism and appetite control in an individual. In the article “Childhood Obesity Incidence in the United States: A Systematic Review,” the author Patricia C Cheung writes, "The development of obesity has an evident environmental contribution, but as shown by heritability estimates of 40% to 70%, a genetic susceptibility component is also needed" (Patricia Cheung, Par. 14).

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