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Obesity Cause and Help
Children who are obese when they enter secondary school will very likely leave it obese.
Each extra Hour of TV translates into 167 extra calories in diet.
The five principal culprits for obesity among children: soft drinks; fast food; television and video games; the inactivity of youngsters both at school and at play; and the changing patterns of family behavior.
Opening door to obesity treatments.
New research suggests obesity is due at least in part to an attraction between leptin, the hormone that signals the brain when to stop eating, and a protein more recently associated with heart disease
Between 1980 and 2002, obesity prevalence doubled in adults aged 20 years or older and overweight prevalence tripled in children and adolescents aged 6 to 19 years.
Those children who were exposed to more than two hours of television per day were more likely to be overweight at ages 36 and 54.
A single nutrient found in soy products elicits changes in gene behavior that permanently reduce an embryo's risk of becoming obese later in life.
Minorities are less physically active and are more likely to be overweight and obese.
Rates of obesity are higher among the poor and ethnic minorities such as African Americans.
Bariatric surgery is not the first option for obesity treatment, but when performed by expert surgeons it is an important option for some of the beneficiaries.
As the rate of obesity has steadily increased across all age groups, so has Americans' willingness to turn to an effective surgical intervention to address severe obesity: bariatric surgery.
In light of the worsening obesity epidemic, further research is warranted to examine whether obesity carries additional risks in the absence or presence of other major risk factors.
Research looked at both obesity and physical inactivity and found that both were strongly related to diabetes, indicating obesity is indeed a health problem.
Currently, surgery is the only effective sustained weight loss option for patients with morbid obesity.
A child is more likely to be overweight at a very young age if the mother was overweight or obese before she became pregnant.
Obesity has become one of the more complex and challenging public health issues. Rising childhood obesity rates are implicated by school environmental factors.
Obesity in children needs to be identified and discussed by pediatricians during overweight children's well child visit.