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Running head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY 1 Childhood Obesity Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
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CHILDHOOD OBESITY 2 Introduction The World Health Organization describes childhood obesity as a medical condition that affects adolescents and children. It has been highlighted as one of the dangerous diseases that have been neglected for long. Various reasons have been highlighted, which lead to children becoming obese and overweight ( Harrist , 2016). Genetic factors have been associated with many cases that have been studied in the recent past. Most of the children who are obese traced the same problem from their parents who, at one point, were overweight. According to WHO, the number of kids affected by this condition has doubled since 1980, where forty-two million kids under the age of 10 years were obese ( Skinner , 2016). The condition affects how these children interact with others in society. Obese children have a body mass index of greater than 30 and overweight children have a BMI over 25. According to a study by WHO, children and adolescents who do not get involved in enough physical activities have found themselves in situations where they add
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