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The Effects of Childhood Obesity

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The Effects of Childhood Obesity
Julia Buckingham
English Composition II
Instructor Stacey Novak
October 31, 2010

Childhood obesity is directly linked to diabetes type II and many other health problems.   This paper will discuss the signs and symptoms of childhood obesity.   Along with the signs and symptoms of childhood obesity, this paper will also cover statistics on our nation’s growing problem with childhood obesity and diabetes type II.
Children at age twelve are getting adult onset diabetes. As many questions arise, one of the main questions happens to be does childhood obesity have any effect on the general population getting diabetes? Another question many people are asking is whether or not a lack of exercise as well as obesity affects their child’s probability of getting diabetes?
Studies show that childhood obesity is directly linked to diabetes. Many countries have the problem of obesity. Because our society is so busy, most families have the same routine for dinner. How many times have you just decided to go through a drive thru at a fast food restaurant? Eating healthy definitely helps to keep us all healthier. Many times children eat fast food and junk food while they play video games. Unfortunately with the busy lives that most parents live, fast food is a quick and easy way to feed the family. Exercise is very important for children. Nowadays children spend a lot of time on the computer and playing video games.
Our country is facing an epidemic of childhood obesity. With childhood obesity there is the risk of diabetes. Children as young as twelve are getting adult onset diabetes. One third of people born in 2005 will have diabetes. Eating healthy and getting regular exercise is very important. Children look up to their parents. Setting an example by making a healthy meal for dinner is a good way to help children eat healthier.
If you want to help your child, set an example in your house. Put healthy food out. Put out vegetables....


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