Obese children developing ailments of their grandparents

Obese children developing ailments of their grandparents

A 5-year-old weighing 60kg or a 10-year-old hitting 100kg have your typical Western elderly health conditions: hypertension, high cholesterol, Type II diabetes, joint problems, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, asthma, gallstones and gastro-esophageal reflux.

“For a large percentage of the population, what you do as an adult reflects what you always did as a child.  Many teens are going to end up having the same health problems that adults have”
Chuck Newcomb, registered dietitian, Central Valley, California.

“All of this is really tied to the growing problem that we are seeing in our younger people of just being too heavy for their frame and being overweight”
Dr. Yvonne Juarez, chief of pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente Fresno.

  • 38% of children are now overweight or obese
  • 50% of overweight US teenagers have either high blood pressure, high cholesterol or unhealthy blood-sugar levels (usually a combination of all three)
  • 60% of obese US youths have either high blood pressure, high cholesterol or unhealthy blood-sugar levels (usually a combination of all three)

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/08/01/159255/in-central-california-obese-children.html#storylink=cpy

Study report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Center for Health Policy Research at the University of California at Los Angeles.  As reported by mcclatchydc.com on August 1, 2012.

 

Posted: Thursday 24 January 2013

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