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Child Obesity in South America

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Lu Kling

on 11 May 2010

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Childhood Obesity in South Africa Causes Prevention Statistics Between 15-20% of four year olds are obese. Treatment QW Kids are more likely to be obese if one or both parents are obese.
If the mother smoked while she was pregnant then the child has a higher risk of being obese. Children that do not get enough exercise have a chance of being obese. Overeating can also cause obesity. There are programs that can help people that are struggling with obesity Watching less TV and getting more sleep lowers children's risk of being obese. A variety of food is good for children. 5 year olds should be moderately active for at least 30 minutes every day and do at least 30 minutes of intense physical activities at least 3-4 times a week. Parents should eat healthy to set a good example for their children. Some doctors have been prescribing diet pills to obese children. That is an extreme measure and should be considered carefully before use. Children should sit down with their parents and come up with a treatment plan that works for the whole family. Scientists have been studying diet pills that are normally used for adults to see what they do to children. A goal for children should be to reduce the rate of weight gain with continued growth. About 1.3 billion people are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is an increasing problem worldwide with 22 million children under age 5 years being classified as overweight Obesity is happening all over the world
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