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GOOD HEALTH 2 Developmental Psychology Concepts Obesity in children is an ongoing issue that is happening all around the world. Childhood obesity can be defined as a child that has an abnormal body mass index also referred to as BMI above what is considered normal for the age and sex of the child (Moglia, Dill, 2019). Over the last decade, the childhood obesity rate has increase drastically. Certain unhealthy behaviors can cause obesity in children just as it does in adults. These behaviors can include but not limited to, high calorie intake, little to no physical activity which includes remaining in front of electronics, poor sleep habits and low nutrient foods. Childhood obesity comes with a lot of consequences. There are so many additional health risks that are linked to childhood obesity. A child that is considered obese will most likely have health risks that are considered to have harmful effect on the child’s body. Health risks such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, breathing issues, fatty liver disease, etc are risks that children with obesity can encounter. Childhood obesity also is linked to not only physical problems but also psychological issues such as depression or anxiety as well and social issues such as bullying (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). As previously mentioned, diabetes is one of the many health risks that comes with obesity. Typically a child who is obese if not managed carries over the poor habits with them into adolescence and adulthood. Type 1 diabetes also known as juvenile diabetes can form at any age including children, teens and young adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019). It
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