The growing awareness of the obesity problem in kids has prompted parents, physicians and schools to pay more attention to what kids are fed. Along with encouraging eating more low fat, low sugar and low calorie foods there have also been more aggressive efforts than ever to encourage our kids to be more active. Being too sedentary clearly increases the chances kids will suffer from obesity.
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Obesity has become a catastrophic epidemic problem worldwide. Clearly, poor dietary patterns coupled with sedentary lifestyles are to blame. Obesity is associated with serious negative health consequences including heart disease, diabetes and emotional problems. Of great concern to people concerned about weight control problems is the accumulation of abdominal fat, which also causes serious problems with their appearance. New research shows that eating unsaturated fats can help prevent abdominal fat accumulation.
The obesity epidemic worldwide is for real. There appears to be a clear association between obesity and sedentary lifestyles coupled with poor dietary patterns which have become commonplace in our modern world. An awareness of the variables which are actually associated with the obesity epidemic, and associated rise in cases of diabetes, should lead to better considerations of how to better deal with this serious problem.
There has been a rise in cardiometabolic disease in kids which has been associated with the obesity epidemic. It is important to be able to detect kids who are at risk for cardiometabolic disease as early as possible in order to attempt to circumvent the progession towards this illness and associated complications. Research has shown simply checking for obesity is not as accurate a predictor of this problem as a measurement of the waist circumference of kids.
The obesity epidemic is serious. Stories about this epidemic have been permeating the news. In spite of an increased awareness of the rising incidence of obesity and associated serious health problems, there appears to be more people addicted to unhealthy, fattening food and drinks than ever before. In 2013 the American Medical Association labeled obesity as being a disease. New research implies the label of obesity as a disease may have negative psychological consequences.
When the weather turns cold, you are probably more likely to hit the treadmill at the gym versus heading outside in freezing temps for a run. You may want to rethink that decision if your goal is weight loss. A new study suggests that regular exposure to cold weather may be a healthy and sustainable way to help lose weight.
Although there continues to be a debate surrounding the existence of so-called “food addiction”, new research from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that some women may indeed be addicted to certain foods, as opposed to just eating them because they like the taste.
It appears modern lifestyles with too much junk food and not enough exercise are largely to blame, and yet who is actually responsible for things going this far wherein the overall health of the entire human species is at risk from obesity?
Childhood obesity is at epidemic levels and needs more aggressive intervention. It appears the consumption of too much junk food coupled with sedentary lifestyles is largely to blame for this problem. Kids are targeted for mass marketing campaigns by companies that sell unhealthy high fat, high calorie foods, which is making this problem worse. Clearly, more aggressive measures are needed to deal with the problem of childhood obesity.