A 41-year-old member asked:
what is the relationship between being an overweight child and adult obesity?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Strong!: Obesity is in epidemic form in the U.S. The most important cause is the "junk", particularly sugary stuff, ice cream, sodas including, sweeteners etc. The taste mechanism is a signal to the brain that gives pleasure. It should be a combination of sweet, sour, bitter, astringent, salt and metal that gives flavor as appredciated in all "god made" food. Obesity is a reflection of hedonism.
Answered on Aug 18, 2013
Dr. Quang Nguyen answered
Specializes in Endocrinology
Increased risk: One in three children are currently overweight or obese. Based on current trend, one in three children born in the year 2000 will become a diabetic in the future. Childhood obesity is a strong predictor of obesity in adulthood. The risk is as high as 70% if the child is overweight at the age of >10.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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