Childhood obesity

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Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well-being.wikipedia
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Obesity

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As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI.
Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing rates in adults and children.

Public health

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Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern.
Each day brings new front-page headlines about public health: emerging infectious diseases such as SARS, rapidly making its way from China (see Public health in China) to Canada, the United States and other geographically distant countries; reducing inequities in health care access through publicly funded health insurance programs; the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its spread from certain high-risk groups to the general population in many countries, such as in South Africa; the increase of childhood obesity and the concomitant increase in type II diabetes among children; the social, economic and health effects of adolescent pregnancy; and the public health challenges related to natural disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 2005's Hurricane Katrina in the United States and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Menarche

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Some of the other disorders would include liver disease, early puberty or menarche, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, skin infections, and asthma and other respiratory problems.
The increased incidence of childhood obesity.

Fast food advertising

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They announced the end of this deal in May 2006, with some reports saying that Disney was worried about childhood obesity.

Classification of childhood weight

Classification of childhood obesity
Defining the parameters for childhood obesity has created substantial public awareness over the past decades.

EPODE International Network

EPODE International Network
EPODE International Network (EIN) is a not for profit, non-governmental organisation that seeks to support childhood obesity-prevention programmes across the world, via best practice sharing and capacity building.

Soft drink

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Consumption of sugar-laden soft drinks may contribute to childhood obesity.
Opponents of the (soft drink) vending machines believe that soft drinks are a significant contributor to childhood obesity and tooth decay, and that allowing soft drink sales in schools encourages children to believe they are safe to consume in moderate to large quantities.

School meal

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Childhood obesity

Body mass index

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As methods to determine body fat directly are difficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI.

Social stigma of obesity

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The term overweight rather than obese is often used when discussing childhood obesity, especially in open discussion, as it is less stigmatizing.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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While a BMI above the 85th percentile is defined as overweight, a BMI greater than or equal to the 95th percentile is defined as obesity by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

United States Preventive Services Task Force

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The US Preventive Service Task Force reported that not all children with a high BMI need to lose weight though.

Emotion

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The first problems to occur in obese children are usually emotional or psychological.

Psychology

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The first problems to occur in obese children are usually emotional or psychological.

Teasing

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Obese children often experience bullying by their peers.

Discrimination

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Some are harassed or discriminated against by their own family.

Stereotype

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Stereotypes abound and may lead to low self-esteem and depression.

Hypertension

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Childhood obesity however can also lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep problems, cancer, and other disorders.

Cardiovascular disease

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Childhood obesity however can also lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep problems, cancer, and other disorders.

Sleep apnea

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Childhood obesity however can also lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep problems, cancer, and other disorders.

Cancer

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Childhood obesity however can also lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep problems, cancer, and other disorders.

Liver

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Some of the other disorders would include liver disease, early puberty or menarche, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, skin infections, and asthma and other respiratory problems.

Precocious puberty

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Some of the other disorders would include liver disease, early puberty or menarche, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, skin infections, and asthma and other respiratory problems.

Common carotid artery

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A 2008 study has found that children who are obese have carotid arteries which have prematurely aged by as much as thirty years as well as abnormal levels of cholesterol.

Cholesterol

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A 2008 study has found that children who are obese have carotid arteries which have prematurely aged by as much as thirty years as well as abnormal levels of cholesterol.