In America you need to know the facts about Obesity
Obesity has more than doubled and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
Immediate Health Effects:
Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Long-term health effects:
Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults11-14 and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
Learn about obesity in these Course.
You'll learn what causes obesity; how your body stores fat; what are the biggest risk factors for obesity; what surgical options are available for the morbidly obese; how obesity affects fertility, pregnancy, cancer, and diabetes; and much more.
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