Childhood Weight problems Causes and just how We Are Able To Finish It


Obesity: The little things


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Childhood Obesity in Society New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s

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Childhood Obesity Prevention

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The Obesity Epidemic

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Childhood Obesity & Healthy Eating Sheena Kamra, MD | #UCLAMDCHAT

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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

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Causes of Childhood Obesity

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The Causes of Childhood Obesity The cause of this is simple. Very rarely is it genetic, or a thyroid issue, or any other excuse some parents will make. It is caloric balance.

Childhood obesity itself is associated with premature mortality, early onset type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol. Evidence claim that childhood obesity can shorten a person’s life, upping their chances of heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and cancer. However, when parents lead the way. Obesity is a growing epidemic affecting both children and adults.

Researchers and the medical community at large are looking for ways to prevent obesity in both populations. Here we. For National Childhood Obesity Week, July 3 9, we explore how early traumatic experiences can lead to a lifelong struggle with obesity.. The long-term negative consequences of being overweight, particularly in childhood.

But the main cause of childhood obesity is a combination of eating too much and exercising too little. A poor diet containing high levels of fat or sugar and few nutrients can cause kids to gain. We have deep knowledge of the biological drivers of obesity, which include poor diet quality, excessive sedentary time, inadequate physical activity, stress, sleep deprivation, perinatal factors, and probably environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Studies including severe classifications for childhood obesity and studies including the waist circumference did show increases, even if the same study showed a levelling off for the mean BMI or obesity defined by BMI [10•]. We can better prevent childhood obesity if we study the increase in childhood obesity. Overweight and obesity, as well as related noncommunicable diseases, are largely preventable. It is recognized that prevention is the most feasible option for curbing the childhood obesity epidemic. The end result is that we lose control of our weight.

Various diet options which are known have a certain chance of working but there are still some drawbacks to be seen. These drawbacks come mainly when we don t see an immediate result. At this point the causes of obesity can begin to be seen.

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One obvious way to limit childhood obesity is by making it harder for schoolchildren to access fatty and sugary foods.

“Health Economics” by Jay Bhattacharya, Timothy Hyde, Peter Tu
from Health Economics
by Jay Bhattacharya, Timothy Hyde, Peter Tu
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

The CDC suggests that parents should work hard to reduce a child’s risk of becoming obese, as childhood obesity increases the likelihood of that child staying obese into adulthood, which in turn increases the risk for many other health issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

“Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition” by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
from Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition
by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
Springer New York, 2011

The causes of childhood and adolescent obesity are multiple and are still being elucidated but, as indicated, the rises in prevalence have been accompanied by marked changes in the food supply, opportunities for physical activity and media use.

“Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice” by Elizabeth Waters, Boyd Swinburn, Jacob Seidell, Ricardo Uauy
from Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice
by Elizabeth Waters, Boyd Swinburn, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

Obese children and adolescents are at increased risk to become obese adults.

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

Realizing that the food industry is thereby contributing to the obesity epidemic, there is now pressure from local and national legislatures to curb and ban food marketing in school and to restrict child-directed fast food TV advertising [67, 68].

“Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals” by Adrianne Bendich, Richard J. Deckelbaum
from Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals
by Adrianne Bendich, Richard J. Deckelbaum
Springer International Publishing, 2016

Because of the intractability of adult obesity, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends increasing efforts to prevent childhood obesity as the best strategy for alleviating this major American health risk (AAP 2003).

“Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development” by Stephen J. Farenga, Daniel Ness
from Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development
by Stephen J. Farenga, Daniel Ness
Taylor & Francis, 2015

Because obese children are much more likely to become obese adults and to pass along obesity to their children [7], prevention strategies have to start before the onset of the disease and have to persist throughout the life of the individual and become part of the generational pattern of living within families.

“Quality in Obesity Treatment” by John M. Morton, Stacy A. Brethauer, Eric J. DeMaria, Scott Kahan, Matthew M. Hutter
from Quality in Obesity Treatment
by John M. Morton, Stacy A. Brethauer, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2019

Prevention of obesity should begin in early childhood with the development of healthy eating habits, regular exercise patterns, and a positive relationship between parents and children.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, Donna L. Wong, Annette Baker, R.N., Patrick Barrera, Debbie Fraser Askin
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, et. al.
Mosby/Elsevier, 2013

Because the number of obese children in the United States has tripled since 1980, and obesity now rivals smoking as the largest cause of preventable death and disease, a new foundation was launched in the spring of 2010 to address this serious epidemic of childhood obesity (Ogden et al, 2010).

“Krause's Food & the Nutrition Care Process, Mea Edition E-Book” by L. Kathleen Mahan, Janice L. Raymond
from Krause’s Food & the Nutrition Care Process, Mea Edition E-Book
by L. Kathleen Mahan, Janice L. Raymond
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Childhood obesity is not a problem that can be reversed through any single course of action, but rather will require a multifaceted approach that includes a healthy diet, exercise, counseling, and the involvement of family (U.S. Preventive

“Child Development” by Laura E. Levine, Joyce Munsch
from Child Development
by Laura E. Levine, Joyce Munsch
SAGE Publications, 2013

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  • Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States due to its increased prevalence in the country. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled. Approximately 17% of children and adolescents (12.5 million) ages 2-19 in the United States are obese.

  • Obesity is extremely easy to avoid. All you have to do is step on a scale every morning. If you gain just a little weight, it is easy to lose just a little weight also. I do not understand why people wait until they are extremely overweight to do something about it. Do they not see that they are gaining until they have gained the equivalent of five, or more, bowling balls? Also, if you push your body a little everyday, you will stay much healthier. There is no need for gyms if you do preventative measures everyday. It is easy to lose a small amount of weight. Why do people wait until they are corpulent to do something about the amassing garbage on their body?

  • Food industry don’t care neither government, the government are actually wanting people to die off with obesity because they say they say they are over populated

  • excuse me?!?

    Get: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, cold clean water, hot green tea, brown rice with beans veggies spices, physical activities, gym memberships, herbs spices, nuts seeds, independence, science, usefulness work play fun friendships, honesty reality, planting gardens EVERYWHERE!!

    make walking an always-safe-available-option

    more trains subways etc everywhere


    get rid of: soda Kool-Aid, bullying forced-drugging/medicating forced-inactivity, dairy products, greasy fried foods, booze cigarettes, bologna, forced-feeding, cults child-abuse hunger, boxed mac-n-cheese, refined grains, Atkins, weight-loss-scams, unemployment, fear, crime,

  • Wow, I sure hope your body never betrays you like mine did. I sure didn’t get fat by eating junk food and failing to exercise. 1,800 calories a day, all low carb, high-protein fruit and veg. I also jog for an hour each day.

    How lucky you are that your body responds to healthy eating and diet. I’d give anything, anything, anything, anything to be in your shoes.

  • Humans are not designed to eat meat. People are addicted the the adrenaline the animal secretes when it get tourchered. Hence a society of easily controlled morons. To lose that disgusting belly of yours you need to fast and let your body eat the fat. The hunger pains go in 3 days and after this you will not feel hungry. You can just sit back and watch your body become beautiful again.

  • As the incidence of obesity continues to increase, the development of effective therapies is a high priority. The endocannabinoid system has emerged as an important influence on the regulation of energy homeostasis. The endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol act on cannabinoid receptor-1 (CB1) in the brain and many peripheral tissues causing a net anabolic action. This includes increasing food intake, and causing increased lipogenesis and fat storage in adipose tissue and liver. The endocannabinoid system is hyperactive in obese humans and animals, and treating them with CB1 antagonists causes weight loss and improved lipid and glucose profiles. Although clinical trials with CB1 antagonists have yielded beneficial metabolic effects, concerns about negative affect have limited the therapeutic potential of the first class of CB1 antagonists available.

  • “people didnt decided to become over weight”…OF course!!, why would obese people blame themselves for CHOOSING to eat to much, when its clearly everyone elses fault!!! sheesh
    some people

  • I’m a 13 year old weighing 200lbs, and trust me it ain’t fun. I don’t know how and when it all happened but it just did. Instead of my parents watching helpful videos for me I watch them myself, becuz I wanna make a change I really do. I don’t expect or ask my parents to help me in this case because their not the ones who are in charge of me being at this stage. As growing up I use to be the chubbiest in my class, well at least that was the case until Grade 5. In Grade 5 I went to a private school in which we barley had gym and we never had outdoor recess or indoor, and that’s were I met social media, when you think of obesity you usually think of people eating a lot and eating junk but it’s a lot more than that. People don’t usually think of social media being the factor of people being overweight, but it is in many cases and so was it in mine. In grade 5 my friend introduced me to social media and I made my first Instagram, believe it or not but social media and that Instagram account if mine became such an important thing if my daily routine and the thing that I spent most of my time on my whole day. After spending most of my time on Instagram I barely had time to study or do my homework or even if I did I didn’t want to because when I use to spent my time on my social media I would my the joyful and fun moments watching people doing fun things, going to different places and sharing what their doing in their lives that when I would shut my phone it would be so boring and I would see on how my life isn’t like there’s, and it my sound stupid my that’s actually what’s going on. Gradually my grades went lower to the point were I started getting 70’s and 80’s. Now I’m in 8th grade and my marks remain the same but many more things changed due to getting lower marks and other family issues. I started consuming too much sugar and spending most of the time on the couch which we bought 2 years ago when I was in grade 6 because we moved houses. That’s when my weight started increasing when we moved In our new house I weighed 165lb and gradually I gained weight in 2 years and now I’m 200lb. I want to make a change not for what others say but for myself. My goal is losing the amount I gained in 2 years (35lb/15kg) before high school starts.

  • >> so you know my dad used to pour soup tablespoon size mayonnaise on almost everything, obviously he got a problem with salty and fatty food plus the portions were unreasonable, now is not an option the eating habits, HE GOT TO CHANGE now if he want to live, sharing this so you guys know is up to you to keep yourself checked on your dietary habits, don’t let obesity control your life,first things first, don’t go straight to try loosing 60 pounds right away, first change your food habits

  • I honestly thought the “r” word was ghnna be “responsibility”. everything in this is an excuse. If you think hard enough you can blame or rationalize anything and be the victim.

  • Why does no one talk about planting a garden, even in the city. Even a couple of well tended tomato plants can easily produce a nice little crop of tomatoes, or beans in a garden pot, or fresh herbs. It’s so easy and healthy. if you succeed in producing anything you have a real sense of accomplishment and you improve your diet, and it frees you from dependence on retail food markets. Does anyone realize how easy it is to make a pickle or homemade salsa. Get off your butts and grow things.

  • I have a 13 yr old cousin who weighs over 200 pounds,and his diet consists of junk food(no vegetables whatsoever) and sugary soft drinks,along with candy. He sits on the couch all day playing on his iPad and watching movies,and gets no physical activity whatsoever. His dad has tried taking all of these things away from him,but he lets it go out one ear and out the other. What are some measures that his dad can do to help him lose weight? I’m afraid that if appropriate measures aren’t taken soon then he will end up weighing over 400 pounds by the time he’s 16. What kinds of health problems are attributed to obesity? For one,diabetes,heart disease,thyroid disease,and I’m sure other health issues as well. I’m so afraid for his life. He weighs a lot more than I do,and I’m 42 years old. I weigh about 3 times less than him. Any and all suggestions will greatly appreciated. We have to hide food because if we don’t,we won’t have anything. He constantly eats all day long and drinks sugary soft drinks. He eats us out of house and home. Do you think that his thyroid needs to be checked to see whether or not his constant hunger is attributed to his thyroid levels or his pituitary gland? He eats more in a day than my aunt(his grandma),and my cousin,his daddy. His daddy has warned him many times that if he doesn’t stop eating and drinking so much,he will stop buying soft drinks so he won’t drink them all. He drinks his grandmas drinks and his dad’s sodas. I’m not saying all of these things to be mean,but he’s my 2nd cousin and I love and care about him very much and I would love to see him grow up and live a successful life someday. Please help!!

  • Diet & exercise seems to be the simple solution. Have just a little bit of willpower and don’t live a sedentary lifestyle, you probably won’t be obese.

  • i think it is that we are not moving around as much. I went to a 3rd world country and a lot of people were walking and bicycling. I came back to the US and it looked so automated with hardly anyone walking. Now you have grocery pickup that you can order on your phone and pick it up when you get there. How much laziness is enough? On top of that food manufacturers are making their foods taste better with added calories. Then we have TV, internet, and cell phones. There is no wonder there is an obesity epidemic in our country.

  • As the incidence of obesity continues to increase, the development of effective therapies is a high priority. The endocannabinoid system has emerged as an important influence on the regulation of energy homeostasis. The endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol act on cannabinoid receptor-1 (CB1) in the brain and many peripheral tissues causing a net anabolic action. This includes increasing food intake, and causing increased lipogenesis and fat storage in adipose tissue and liver. The endocannabinoid system is hyperactive in obese humans and animals, and treating them with CB1 antagonists causes weight loss and improved lipid and glucose profiles. Although clinical trials with CB1 antagonists have yielded beneficial metabolic effects, concerns about negative affect have limited the therapeutic potential of the first class of CB1 antagonists available.

  • Admit it we are here because we are not happy with how our body look and we want to look great once more.. There should be a good reason why so many of us have unwanted belly fat, it is because the diet and weight loss company that dont work… You guys should see this video as it exposed all these scammers. The video is found at the Fat Combust Factor (google it) Ive heard some awesome stuff about it and my dad burned alot of unwanted fats:)

  • I’ve been obeys in my entire life and that is why I became diabetic as well. I’m so sick of it. I want to enjoy my life to the fullest. I keep on searching for a possible solution that could help me lose weight and I got an information from one site that talks about a formula that could help loosing weight without undergoing gastric bypass surgery. The link is – Have you guys heard anything about it? Is it true? or another scam in progress?

  • A good solution for being able to get good foods is right in it: the seeds. you can always plant a garden and after some time of watering, maybe months you can grow your own fruits and vegetables

  • wow its like 3 eateries ever y 8 minutes and wonder how a place has more glutties than other glutties so intellectual who designs some areas?

  • @cw505 no, it’s not that easy. Yes, getting proper exercise is a big part of it but take a look at what’s available in the stores and you will see that 99% of what is there is processed garbage full of sugars and fats. It’s not like you can just stop eating. Organic unprocessed food without GE, hormones, etc.are not that simple to come by nor are they cheap. We need to demand more from our food providers. Until we get better food available to us, this will not go away anytime soon.

  • If fast food was never invented, people exercise all the time, meat is illegal, liposuction cost less, and people eat only fruits and vegetables then no one would be fat ever

  • The up rise in prevalence of obesity in the world is s major factor in negatively impacting global economy and human being quality of life, this epidemic should stop, and we all responsible

  • A really good product. Weight Loss Green Store Tea helps with the appetite, and is all natural ingredients for weight loss. All in all, great price, really good product, and a great company.

  • And again, no one dares to utter the R-word REFINED CARBOHYDRATES!!! They try to put it more Agra-Lobby-friendly, “sugar and fat rich foods” and of course can not let of the “too much calories”-myth.

    If you kick out refined carbs, where do people get their energy from? It has to be unprocessed natural FAT! But unfortunately AGRA and PHARMA lobbies don’t like the idea that the old unproven myth of “fat makes you fat and give heart disease” could disappear causing them billions of dollars lost on statin drug and grain market.

    What CDC does is trying to act in between two Big Daddies the government and AGRA/PHARMA lobby. They can’t say to you eat more natural unprocessed fats and throw refined carbs in your rubbish bin! Big Daddy gonna be angry about that…

  • In the year 1960 obesity rates in America were less than 14%. In the last 50-60 years the obesity rate among Americans has increased dramatically. Some people do have genetic and/or medical conditions that cause them to hold on to body fat but not most people. There may be a psychological element to obesity but then you must ask why does only Mexico have a higher obesity rate than us? Why our other nations not experiencing these issues that we seem to face here?

  • A good way to go is introducing a sugar Tax(excluding nature sugar in friut n veg)!! The revenue from the tax go to subsidize fresh fruit n vegetables n or health food store startups!!

  • but like how I get it if you actually have to work out to loose weight that takes effor but it takes litterally no effort to not eat

  • The idea is to Educate people on how to eat healthy. And, because of the Toxins we injest every day, i.e. the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe, it is impossible to be and stay healthy today. You Can eat healthy for less, You can have the most nutritious meal on the planet for about $2.65. And, it removes the toxins from your body, which causes the body to retain fat cells. For more info go to achieveurdream watch the short video on toxins and contact me there.

  • A whole video where nothing is said. Boost your protein a la Ted Naiman and abstain from snacking as per the advice of Jason Fung. Throw in regular high intensity resistance training and voila.

  • I think the biggest problem is it’s to dangerous for anyone to go outside without being attacked, I’d love to go for a jog in my local area but I cannot because of gangs or let my kids play outside for the same reason, so it’s not like people don’t want to exercise, it’s just we can’t, if the police would just put all criminals and gang members in jail then the rest of us could enjoy life as it was meant to be, and we could exercise without fear.

  • Children and Adults are Obese because even bread has HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP and what do MEDICATIONS add to That??? Yes, “We are from the government we are here to help you.” Sit on a TWINKIE!!!

  • Fat Combust Factors (google it) kept appearing here on many videos thus I thought they are scam. Right after my brother used it, and lose alot of unwanted fats, Im convinced. Go ahead, look for Fat Combust Factors on google(:

  • Hihi, have you wondered about this plan called the SkinniMaker Diet? (go search google). My cousin says it helps people get thinner.

  • who is to blame for obesity? the food? the media? the parents? or yourself?

    I would say is a bit of everything, here my dad got Diabetes thanks to his obesity, basically destroyed his pancreas, been nonfunctional for 3 yrs already, he is around 450 475 pounds, and he is just 46 yrs now, problem with him as we saw it is part his diet, he hated diets, refursed to change, and was a constant battle from me and my mom to make him change

  • bleh bleh bleh. You people made this world where a fruit cup cost 7.99$ and a cheese burger cost 1$ fries are 1$ and a soda is 1$.

  • Hey there! Have you tried fast abs magic (just google it)? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my auntie got beautiful 6 pack abs and lost tons of fat with it.

  • The cost of healthy food far exceeds the cost of “bad” foods. If you do not make a great deal of money you will have a more difficult time buying the foods you need. However I guess us fatties could get off our but and work. If we are physically able to do so.

    I agree the majority of obese folks are that way due to wrong food choices and lack of working out but, there are some who have health conditions that they have no control over.

  • No single solution? False. There is no simple solution? FALSE. How can so much horrible information be coming from the CDC? Why do they keep promoting the same tired old advice that is NOT helping fix the problem and never has?

    Want proof? Search for an article called “Obesity: My Unexpected Final Conclusion”. It turns out there is a single, simple, logical solution and it is NOT even mentioned in this video. WHY??????

  • my teacher literally gave me an assignment with this YouTube video attached to it, and i’m not gonna lie, its quiet boring, there’s no excitement in this video at all, its all about people eating foods that just make you fat, as i’m sitting over here thinking bout chocolate cake. We all get that sugars, fats make you fat, well more than what you need, but to break down the quantum physics of what type of foods you eat and whats inside them that makes your bones became brail and make u not walk anymore, ( yes i’m writing this instead of doing my work, but we all know who even cares whats in our foods, snacks, drinks, all i care about is that i’m eating) yes there might be lets say a 7% of those people that actually want to know whats inside their food, but i know this didn’t even make sense, all im saying is, im gonna fail this assignment and yeah…..good day, from random unacknowledged kid

  • I searched for this video after seeing it in a YouTube ad, just to say this. I like what this video touches on. It’s very explanatory but it doesn’t say “Lose weight or you will die”, it just helps, with a nice, happy animation tagging along. I tell people often, take the stairs instead of the escalator, stand up straight, and walk, if you’re just going to the store down the street, and other little things. They add up, and they really help you lose weight, plus it’s no work at all.