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25Jul, 2014

Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity has been called ‘one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century’. Over the last thirty years, the rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled. The childhood obesity epidemic is a serious public health problem that increases morbidity, mortality and has substantial long term economic and social costs. According to studies, 77 percent of obese children become obese adults, increasing their risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and cancer. When a child is considered ‘obese’? A child is defined as ‘obese’ if their […]