Childhood Obesity | Episode 080


Episode summary introduction:

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 4 decades and it's something that we see and hear a lot of. However, it very much seems to be a taboo subject that many do not want to bring up for fear of upsetting the child involved or the parents.

Topic 1:

Effects of childhood obesity - physically; according to the CDC

Topic 2:

Effects of childhood obesity- mentally; according to the CDC,

Topic 3:

Prevention is key. This is something that we talk about all the time. Not only is this true, but we believe in this to our core. The more you know, the better you can do.

Outro:

Childhood obesity is different from adult obesity as it must take a family approach. Many behaviors are learned and can be hard to break. Introducing healthy food continuously can lead children into making better decisions as they grow-up. Ultimately, we all want a bright future for our youth.

References:

https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/childhood.html

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight

https://www.ahealthieramerica.org/articles/facts-about-childhood-obesity-102

https://stateofchildhoodobesity.org/stories/how-childhood-obesity-rates-have-changed-over-time/#:~:text=Overall%2C%20the%20rate%20of%20childhood,that%20is%20an%20alarming%20trend!

https://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/newsletter/2012/07/childhood-obesity

https://stateofchildhoodobesity.org/data/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4408699/

https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/causes.html#:~:text=More%20Immediate%20Health%20Risks&text=Increased%20risk%20of%20impaired%20glucose,reflux%20(i.e.%2C%20heartburn).

https://www.obesityaction.org/get-educated/understanding-childhood-obesity/what-is-childhood-obesity/

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/obesity/preventing-obesity

Article link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXBeE1KhUKI

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