OBESITY Halting the Epidemic by Making Health Easier

Obesity leads to various social, psychological, and physical problems. Childhood obesity also causes many health problems like cardiovascular diseases, Type 2 diabetes which were once seen in adults. “One study of 5- to 17-year-olds found that 70% of obese children had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease and 39% of obese children had at least two risk factors.” “Halting Obesity Requires Policy and Environmental Change Initiatives.”

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Sources:

http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/pdf/obesity.pdf

Picture: http://www.topnews.in/health/food-adverts-not-behind-childhood-obesity-say-advertisers-24695

Swati Patel, VERTICES intern

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