Obesity in children and adolescents is an eating disorder that is associated with many harmful condi

Obesity in children and adolescents is an eating disorder that is associated with many harmful condi

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Obesity in children and adolescents is an eating disorder that is associated with many harmful conditions both psychological and physiological. Astonishingly obesity contributes to 2.6 million deaths worldwide! Although there are many factors that contribute to obesity. There is evidence stating that individual's eating and physical activity behaviours are heavily influenced by surrounding social and physical environmental contexts both for adults and children. Urbanization related intake behaviors that have been shown to promote obesity include frequent consumption of meals at fast-food outlets consumption of oversized portions at home and at restaurants, consumption of high calorie foods, such as high-fat, low-fiber foods, and intake of sweetened beverages" Society plays a significant role in the choices people make. Many countries, especially the United States, continue to become increasingly urbanized. Unfortunately, urbanized
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Unformatted text preview: cities may be to blame; large portion sizes and fast food chains are some of the many aspects of urban living. This ongoing urban life style has contributed to adolescents eating more food in general, and more unhealthy food. Overeating among adolescents is associated with a variety of adverse behaviors and negative psychological experiences including low self-esteem and suicidal tendencies TM. The association of suicidal tendencies is stronger in those meeting the criteria for binge eating syndrome. In addition to urbanization, society has many mental impacts on children. Obesity has been related to psychosocial conditions including rejection, low self-esteem, body image etc. Society has idealized the perfect body; therefore, affecting the way people perceives themselves. All in all, obesity can lead to a risk in the development of depression and anxiety disorders....
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