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Childhood obesity, prevalence and prévention (physical activity)

Childhood obesity, prevalence and prévention (physical activity) | Obesity | Scoop.it
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in developed countries. Twenty five percent of children in the US are overweight and 11% are obese. Overweight and obesity in childhood are known to have significant impact on both physical and psychological health. The mechanism of obesity development is not fully understood and it is believed to be a disorder with multiple causes. Environmental factors, lifestyle preferences, and cultural environment play pivotal roles in the rising prevalence of obesity worldwide. In general, overweight and obesity are assumed to be the results of an increase in caloric and fat intake. On the other hand, there are supporting evidence that excessive sugar intake by soft drink, increased portion size, and steady decline in physical activity have been playing major roles in the rising rates of obesity all around the world. Consequently, both over-consumption of calories and reduced physical activity are involved in childhood obesity.
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Video : Researchers prove the cause of the obesity epidemic is genetic

Video : Researchers prove the cause of the obesity epidemic is genetic | Obesity | Scoop.it
Dr. John Martignetti of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and Adel Shalata of the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Israel reported the di
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Consequences (physiological and social) of Childhood Overweight and Obesity

Consequences (physiological and social) of Childhood Overweight and Obesity | Obesity | Scoop.it
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Interview: Campaign against bullying notes obesity as factor

Interview: Campaign against bullying notes obesity as factor | Obesity | Scoop.it

She explains how bullying is connected to the problem of childhood obesity.

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Physical Activity In Schools Is Essential To Reversing Childhood Obesity

Physical Activity In Schools Is Essential To Reversing Childhood Obesity | Obesity | Scoop.it
Physical activity and movement are critical components to obesity prevention. Yet, the large majority or our children do not achieve the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity each day.
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Joanna Rusher's curator insight, March 12, 2014 5:34 AM

60 minutes - are you kidding? How can you not reach that level as a kid. Common parents! Forgoodnesssakes.. what are you doing!? If we all want a better future, we cannot rely on inherently slow change coming from government. If we want change we need to act, now. It isn't that hard, but you do have to do it. Period.

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Obesity caused by lack of sleep

Obesity caused by lack of sleep | Obesity | Scoop.it
Lack of sleep makes you crave junk food, according to a study in which researchers analyzed brain scans of people who were deprived of sleep.
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Michelle Obama program

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Obesity can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.

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Disadvantages of Fast Food | MD-Health.com

Disadvantages of Fast Food | MD-Health.com | Obesity | Scoop.it
There are many disadvantages of fast food including potential heart, liver or weight issues that can permanently damage your health. Doctors will often recommend that their patients avoid fast food to maintain an ideal weight and energy level.
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Impacts of sedentary lifestyle and inactivity on overweight and obesity

Impacts of sedentary lifestyle and inactivity on overweight and obesity | Obesity | Scoop.it
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Fast food restaurants, an environmental risk?

Fast food restaurants, an environmental risk? | Obesity | Scoop.it
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Points on the photos represent all the Mcdonald's in the United States

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