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Ethical Problems of Gambling - Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity

Eng 122 English Composition II

July 9, 2012

Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity has become one of the most rapidly growing diseases in the United States today.   Overweight and obese children has increased immensely over the last couple of years in America and the only way to slow it down is by taking some type of action.   With fast-food restaurants being everywhere as well as lack of physical activity children are not learning the value of healthy nutrition.   Most fast-food restaurants do not help regulate the amount of unhealthy foods being purchased for children.   In the United States most children are also now being tempted more than ever to sit in front of TV, play video games, or surf the internet instead of engaging in any type of physical activity (Childhoodobesitystatistics).   All of these are a major influence that will most likely lead to childhood obesity, which can later cause major health problems.  
Obesity can lead to many different types of health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.   There are many different ways to overcome childhood obesity.   Some of the prevention methods to overcome it could be following a healthy and balanced diet as well as to engage in physical activity.   With the amount of negativity that can affect children who are obese there are ways to slow it down or even stop it from continuing.  
Exactly, what is considered obese for children?   Obesity and being overweight can often times be confusing to many people.   Obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index or BMI at or above the 95th percentile for children of the same age and sex (CDC).   With their being many different causes for children to be at or above this percentage. The most common cause is the lack of knowledge in healthy nutrition and physical exercise.  
When children eat unhealthy foods and do not engage in a sufficient amount of exercise they will tend to become obese.   Nearly one-third of U.S. children aged 4 to 19 eat...

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