New and alarming information concerning childhood obesity reveals that the heaviest children are gaining more weight and at a more rapid pace than ever before. This startling increase in weight gain has led to 5%, or over 4 million children, being classified as “severely obese”.
While obesity increases the risks of many diseases and unwanted health conditions, those considered severely obese are experiencing the highest incidence of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even hardening of the arteries – many as early as age 10. In fact, doctors are finding that severely obese children often have clogging of the arteries most often seen in those their 40’s and 50’s.
Many Children Have BMIs Over 50
Although unflattering in title, the term “severely obese” was created to fill the need for what doctors consider to be one of the leading health crises of this generation – children ages 2 to 18 with body weight that ranks off the charts of traditional medicine. To add perspective to this health concern, a BMI, or body mass index, of between 18 to 25 is considered normal or average weight. Currently there are nearly 50,000 children in the United States with BMIs of over 50; that would be roughly the same as a child who is roughly 5 and 1/2 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds.
The number of severely obese children in the United States has increased dramatically over the last 30 years; 1.2% of children were considered severely obese in 1980 rising to 5% of the population today.
Adding to the concern for severely obese children is research that shows the first decade of a child’s life often determines the child’s eating and exercise pattern for a lifetime. Research also demonstrates that parents of young children considered severely obese are often in denial and do not fully comprehend or accept the severity of the situation.
Address Childhood Obesity with a Natural, Healthy Diet and Exercise
Although the longer kids are obese the more likely they are to stay obese, being severely obese does not have to be a life sentence. While severely obese children may find it difficult to lose weight with normal diet and exercise, even turning to dangerous surgery and drugs, there are diet and exercise programs that are proven to burn fat and safely lose weight.
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