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Childhood obesity 1 Childhood obesity ENC 3211 Professor Gordon By: Marina Morgan December 02, 2010
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Childhood obesity 2 Abstract The following paper is about childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States caused by fast food and lack of exercise. The symptoms of childhood obesity begin while the child is still in the womb. While pregnant many women eat the wrong foods, which in turn predispose their unborn children to obesity. Dealing with this epidemic is a family attempt. Parents have to be responsible for the foods that their children are eating and make sure that they are teaching the children good exercise habits.
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Childhood obesity 3 Childhood obesity is a major and growing problem in the US. By estimates of health professionals, childhood obesity has tripled in the past thirty years. ” In 2003-04, 17.1% of children and adolescents 2-19 years of age (over 12 and a half million) were overweight, and 32.2% of adults (over 66 million) were obese. Almost 5% of adults were extremely obese” (Center of Disease Control, 2006).Obesity in childhood has a significant impact on the physical and psychological health of children. Many parents, specialist and health professionals are asking the same question:” How has it happened?” When I see an overweight or obese child, I think “Poor child-bad parents”. To explain my thoughts, I have to start from the beginning. Before conceiving a child, parents have to think about their own health. Future mothers supply the fetus with nutrition. Eating right during pregnancy is necessary but your baby’s health begins before conception. During this time, special attention should be given to diet, elimination of stress, healthy life style, all these factors affect pregnancy and finally the well-being of the baby. Katherine Harmon in her article for “Scientificamerican” wrote that analyses found links between overweight mothers-to-be and obese children. She said that “ Excessive caloric intake by a pregnant woman can stimulate the overgrowth of fetal tissues, change hormonal balances, alter metabolic
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course ACCOUNTING ac574 taught by Professor Larson during the Spring '11 term at Everest University.

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