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Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. The first problems to occur in obese children are usually emotional or psychological. Childhood obesity however can lead to life-threatening conditions including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep problems, cancer, ect…. Some others could include liver disease, early puberty, anorexia, bulimia, or asthma. Childhood obesity can also lead to poor self-esteem and depression. Studies have shown that overweight children gown up to be overweight adults. Obesity during childhood has found to increase mortality rates as adults.
Childhood obesity can have complications for the physical, social and emotional well-being of a child: Type 2 diabetes in children is a chronic condition that affects they way a child’s body is able to break down sugar. Type 2 diabetes is caused by poor diet and sometimes can be reversed by eating healthier and exercising. Metabolic Syndrome is not a disease but a bunch of conditions that can cause a child to develop heart disease, diabetes or other health problems. It includes high blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar in your blood and fat stomach. Cholesterol and high blood pressure can be developed if children have eat a poor diet. This can cause plaques in the arteries and can cause them to harden and narrow which can cause a stroke or heart attack. Asthma or other breathing problems can be caused because of the extra weight on the body and the can cause problems with the lungs to develop properly. Sleep apnea could be caused by the excess weight, Being obese could cause hormone imbalance and cause early puberty. Overweight children can suffer from low self-esteem and bulling from other children. Low self-esteem can create the feeling of hopelessness, some lose hope that their life will change and causes them to become depressed. Depression can cause a...