Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

This chronic condition has increased rapidly over the past years has finally gained national recognition. Many more children between the ages of two years old and five years old are already on there way to becoming the next generation of obese teens, and eventually obese adults and obese seniors. There is no known reason for what causes diabetes.

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A DNA Link between Diabetes and Obesity

There are certainly risk factors that make the likelihood of you being diagnosed with the disease higher. One of the only risk factors that you have control over is your weight. If you are obese, the single best thing you can do for your health and the prevention of diabetes is to lose weight. Even in small increments, when you shed pounds you are increasing your health benefits

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Child Obesity – Identifying it Now

Child obesity is a serious situation that needs to be dealt with, not ignored. Kids of all ages will enjoy life better if they are taught to eat healthy foods and to get enough exercise. If you notice your child is not as happy as she could be, take some action to put her on thepath to being healthy and loving life.

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Child Obesity - The Signals

Children these days are prone to obesity simply from the lifestyle we live in today. With television, video games, interactive toys and more, many children will sit inside all day instead of going out to play and getting some exercise. How can you tell if your child might fall into obesity?

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Childhood Obesity and Health

One of the most overwhelming problems facing children worldwide is the problem of obesity and its resulting health problems. In fact, childhood obesity and health is so important that it’s warranted cover stories for both Time and Newsweek magazines.

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Children And Eating Disorders

It may not be too obvious at first, but your child may be suffering from an eating disorder. Children’s eating disorders might include obesity or anorexia without you even knowing it. Younger children sometimes might not even be aware of their behaviors, so you have to be on the look out for them.

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Children and Food

The first food that almost all children crave is their mother’s milk. They latch on to the breast and only let go to cry and to sleep. It’s the mother’s job to wean them and introduce other foods such as regular milk, cereal, solids and then a myriad of other things that will assist in growth and development.

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Eating Mentality

The mentality of eating encompasses both physiological and psychological issues. As Snoopy in the Peanuts comic strip says, “My stomach clock just went off.” For humans, it’s when our stomach starts to “growl” and gurgle, signaling us it’s time to eat.

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Is My Child Eating Right?

Are you are parent worried about child obesity? Some parents are not fully aware of what their child is eating. A child may sneak a few cookies while a parent is not looking. At school, children can often opt for French fries and hamburgers instead of a salad.

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Kids, Fruit and Vegetables

Most kids would rather eat something like a hamburger than even look at some broccoli. It is hard for children to make food choices thanks to the variety of products that are high in calories and low in vitamins and minerals. This might be the reason why some children become obese. Too many packaged foods are not very healthy for a young child.

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Thyroid Dysfunction in Children

The dictionary definition of thyroid is that of a noun or adjective, of Greek origin: “a large butterfly shaped endocrine gland (that is) situated on the front of the neck, and which produces various hormones.” It can affect many bodily functions including weight and weight loss. In children, the thyroid functions in a way different than that of adults.

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Too Much Fast Food

Does your entire family meal plan consist of pizza and hamburgers from fast food places? A number of busy families all around the world are now opting to eat fast food instead of cooking meals. This could lead to obesity in kids or for the entire family. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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