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Child Obesity 1 Argumentative Paper: Child Obesity: How Do We Prevent It Hamed Valleiy ENG122 English Composition II Instructor Ellen Quinn May 20, 2011
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Child Obesity 2 Argumentative Paper: Child Obesity: How Do We Prevent It Introduction Childhood obesity is a very prevalent health problem, not only in America, but in the whole world (World Health Organization, 2011) and it should be addressed, prevented and treated. According to the World Health Organization or WHO (2011) in their 2010 statistical data, there are already forty-two (42) million children worldwide under the age of five (5) who are obese. Numbers will definitely increase when children above five years or age will be included in the count. It was also said that obese children are most likely to stay obese until adulthood and then eventually develop diseases at an early age. Examples of these diseases are diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (WHO, 2011). Because of these facts and the drive to solve this issue, March is named as the national nutrition month of United States to remind everyone about this health issue (Davis, 2011). But it must be kept in mind that action towards the fight for healthier children must not only happen during March, but whole year round as this affects their future. Significance of Addressing Childhood Obesity WHO (2011) defined obesity as ''abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health''. Childhood obesity is a very significant issue to look at because of the risks that it comes with. Just like in the aforementioned paragraph, childhood obesity follows untimely death and early onset of diseases due to the fact that children with obesity will most likely stay obese when they get older (WHO, 2011). WHO (2011) and Lau (2011) has mentioned a few alarming health consequences of childhood obesity namely, cardiovascular or heart diseases, diabetes,
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Child Obesity 3 musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, and different types of cancer such as endometrial, breast and colon cancer. In addition, obese children also have a higher chance to acquire psychological disorders. And some of which are eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, depression and substance abuse, which are all because being unhappy or discontented of their weight and appearance (Kidshealth.org, 2009; Lau, 2011). It is also mentioned that a minimum of two and six tenths (2.6) million people die every year because of being overweight or obese,” (WHO, 2011). The vast number of possible consequences of having childhood obesity is very alarming especially for unaware children. This health problem is in need of a solution. Causes of Childhood Obesity Genetics, lifestyle, or both could be the culprit of this epidemic (Kidshealth.org, 2009). Genetics basically explains what the children might have biologically and possibly acquired from
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