A new UCLA study released just two days ago shows that there are more immediate health problems caused by childhood obesity than previously thought. The researchers were surprised at just how many conditions are associated with childhood obesity. More than 1 in 5 children between the ages of 6 and 17 are now considered overweight. The percentage of overweight children and adolescents in the US has nearly tripled since the early 1970’s. Shame on us! We are abusing our children with fast food, processed food and food that makes them fat and sick. Hypnosis for weight loss is one of the solutions for the obesity epidemic. Kids are naturals are learning and using self hypnosis. We can end childhood obesity but we must act now. The Seattle weight loss hypnosis and Bainbridge Island weight loss hypnosis offices of Slender For Life™ are committed to helping families across the U.S. and around the world put an end to childhood obesity. Together we can do this.
Childhood Obesity Linked to More Immediate Health Problems
Than Previously Thought
Newswise, January 14, 2013: While a great deal of research on childhood obesity has spotlighted the long-term health problems that emerge in adulthood, a new UCLA study focuses on the condition’s immediate consequences and shows that obese youngsters are at far greater risk than had been supposed.
Compared to kids who are not overweight, obese children are at nearly twice the risk of having three or more reported medical, mental or developmental conditions, the UCLA researchers found. Overweight children had a 1.3 times higher risk.
This study paints a comprehensive picture of childhood obesity, and we were surprised to see just how many conditions were associated with childhood obesity. The findings should serve as a wake-up call to physicians, parents and teachers, who should be better informed of the risk for other health conditions associated with childhood obesity so that they can target interventions that can result in better health outcomes.
With the dramatic rise in childhood obesity over the past two decades, there has been a parallel rise in the prevalence of other childhood-onset health conditions, such as attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder, asthma and learning disabilities.
Overall, the researchers found, obese children were more likely than those who were classified as not overweight to have reported poorer health; more disability; a greater tendency toward emotional and behavioral problems; higher rates of grade repetition, missed school days and other school problems; ADHD; conduct disorder; depression; learning disabilities; developmental delays; bone, joint and muscle problems; asthma; allergies; headaches; and ear infections.
As a Nation, we must stop this child abuse. Not only is it unconscionable that we are doing this to our kids, we simply cannot afford the health care costs of obesity and its resulting diseases. Our kids don’t want to be fat and sick and they can and will change.
Healthy eating and weight loss have to be a family affair. When Mom and Dad start providing healthy plant based meals at home and become physically active with their kids, the kids will change.
At Slender For Life™ I teach families hypnosis for weight loss so that together we can end childhood obesity. Call (206) 903-1232 or email today and discover how your family can become Slender For Life™ no matter where you may live. With self hypnosis your family will want to eat healthy and be more active. Your family will love being healthy!
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