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What is the reason there is an increasing number of obesity in children today?

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 30 years experience
Many reasons: As adult obesity has increased, so has childhood obesity. This is essentially a trickle down effect, meaning we learn from our parents bad eating habits. Kids eat more fast food and have more sedentary activities such as video games. Also less expensive to feed a large family with fast food so there is also a financial component. Convience also plays a role with our fast paced lifestyles.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some reasons obesity in children is increasing?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Many.: Their parents are heavier than for children one generation earlier. Eating habits in families of obese children are bad. The cathode ray tube, or led of computers and games burn no calories. It also displaces play time that previous generations have had. Less calories spent; more bad food= obesity.

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