Childhood Obesity

Statement of the Problem Childhood obesity has been on a steady increase in the US resulting in a decline in child health since children who are obese are at increased risk of physical as well as psychosocial health consequences. Dehghan, Danesh and Merchant observe that childhood obesity has reached catastrophic levels in the US with […]

Childhood Obesity in Developing Countries – a Global Health Issue

Childhood obesity is a health problem of global character. It began to demonstrate speedy growth several decades ago. As a result, over the last thirty years, the number of children suffering from obesity globally has doubled, and the number of obese adolescents has increased by four times (CDC 2015). Previously, the focus of attention of […]

Childhood obesity

Introduction Obesity refers to a health state in which surplus body fat has mounted up to the degree that it may pose unfavorable consequences on wellbeing of an individual. It is classified using the body mass index, commonly referred to as BMI and further analyzed by fat dispersion through the waist-hip quotient and overall blood […]

Risk Cluster Linked To Child Obesity

With the increase in scientific inquiries, knowledge in science has become unavoidable (National Science Education Standards observe 1996). Nowadays, humans rely on scientific knowledge to tackle their everyday challenges. In this essay, a 5th grade instructional project applying scientific methods and principles to assess a selected problem is presented. The problem selected is risk cluster […]

Childhood Obesity

The report begins by presenting the historical background of childhood obesity and highlights the roots cause of this health condition in Arabian Gulf and the Saudi Arabia. The next section of the report will embark on the understanding childhood obesity and its various causes that are in the environment such as lifestyle and the diet […]

Obesity

Obesity and its importance Obesity refers to a health condition that is characterized by the accumulation of excessive fat in the body due to an imbalance between the intake and spending of energy (Murphy, 2011, p.15). The availability of food laden with high calorie levels and lack of enough physical activity are major factors that […]

Childhood SES and Obesity

Introduction The main aim of this article is to examine the relationship between socioeconomic status and obesity. Extensive research work has been carried out to study the various socioeconomic status (SES) indicators and their association with the disease. From the research, the general pattern of association for both genders to the various socioeconomic indicators displayed […]

The Socio Economic Implications of Childhood Obesity and Control Strategies

Obesity in children is a major public health concern despite continued silence of teachers and parents. It is a well known fact that obesity is responsible for numerous deaths among adults and many other health problems. In public discussion forums and elsewhere childhood obesity goes unnoticed very often. In children, obesity can lead to health […]

Childhood Obesity

Introduction Childhood obesity is a term used to refer to children who are overweight by virtue of having excessive body fat, which can negatively affect their health and wellbeing. In light of the increasing number of children who are overweight and the embedding risk of young people developing complicated health problems, obesity in children has […]

Childhood Obesity

Introduction Obesity refers to a health state in which surplus body fat accumulates such that it may pose unfavorable consequences on wellbeing of an individual. It is determined using the body mass index, commonly referred to as BMI, and further analyzed by fat dispersion through the waist-hip quotient and overall blood vessel threat features. The […]

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has become an important health and social problem in the 21st century. Today, there are many children experiencing obesity-related complications, than ever before in the history of mankind (Kopelman, 2005, p. 493). In America for example, it is estimated that, the prevalence of childhood obesity has tripled over the past two decades, with […]

Childhood Obesity: Causes/Solutions

Thesis Statement Childhood obesity is one of the biggest developing health problems associated with the things such as types of foods that children consume, genetic factors, addiction to highly pleasurable foods, and diminished physical activities. Therefore, failure of the government to take precautionary measures such as controlling the foods served to children, introduction of BMI […]

Matter of Childhood Obesity

Introduction The matter of childhood obesity and poor nutrition are some of the catastrophic issues that bedevil the American society today and who should take the responsibility in eradicating it has been the subject of debate since governments, parents, schools and the media carry substantial blame. Statistics in America indicate that the cases of children […]

Childhood Obesity

Causes of Childhood obesity A number of factors can be blamed for the occurrence of obesity in children; there is no one single thing that can be blamed on an individual; however in most cases, the condition appear when two or more such factors play their role, the following are the main factors: Lifestyle adopted […]

Obesity in Childhood

Introduction Childhood obesity is considered as one of the top ten global health issues, due to the fact that childhood obesity prevalence is on a dramatic increase. Basically, the short-term problems of childhood obesity include respiratory morbidities and elevated cardiovascular risk factors. According to the World Health Organization, obesity is defined as “abnormal or excessive […]

Childhood obesity

Introduction Not only is obesity a problem among adults, but it also affects children. The adolescents, teenagers, and even preschoolers are increasingly manifesting symptoms of obesity. In 2000, 15% of children and 16% of teenagers were obese. These figures were higher than those reported in the 1970s by approximately four folds. Further, an extra 15% […]