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If i'm obese will my child be obese?

Not necessarily: However, the chance for your offspring to become obese does increase. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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How does child obesity affect the health?

How does child obesity affect the health?

Adversely: Obesity should be considered as the mother of ill health, especially in children, who will get more complications from the longer time to develop complications like heart disease, type 2 diabetes etc ...Read more

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Why do you think child obesity is prevalent?

Why do you think child obesity is prevalent?

Inactivity in part: Multiple factors, i think. Easy access to cheap, unhealthy food. Massive portion sizes. Marketing of junk food directly to kids. Too many sedentary distractions-tv, internet, video games, as well as a lack of safe environments for physical activity. I think all these things contribute to some degree. ...Read more

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Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

WHO: The world health organization and the cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). ...Read more

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If you are obese does it affect trying to have a child?

If you are obese does it affect trying to have a child?

It can: Being obese can effect the actual mechanics of making the baby by making it difficult. Erectile problems are more common in the obese, especially if they have high blood pressure and diabetes too. Additionally, being obese affects how the body makes sex and pregnancy hormones. That being said, sometimes obese people make babies easily, and sometimes skinny people are infertile. ...Read more

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How does obesity affect a child's physical development?

How does obesity affect a child's physical development?

In many ways: Obesity is due to lousy diet and that interferes with cellular efficiency so she can never each her physical and mental fullness of function. ...Read more

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What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

Obesity-related ones: Obese children can be tested for obesity-related medical problems such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid hormone imbalances, sex hormone or cortisol imbalances, fat in the liver, gall bladder (bile) dysfunction, exercise intolerance, exercise asthma, heart disease, etc... ...Read more

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Why is child obesity bad? Im doing an essay and i need to know n ow!

Why is child obesity bad? Im doing an essay and i need to know n ow!

Diabetes: for one thing-it can lead to diabetes at an early age- NO CHILD SHOULD BECOME DIABETIC FROM EATING THE WRONG FOOD or eating too much. It can also lead to hypertension, hip problems, sleep apnea, and fatty liver. NO CHILD SHOULD EVER LOSE HIS LIVER because he didnt eat right or in the right portions. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is obese. how do I help without hurting her feelings?

What do you suggest if my child is obese. how do I help without hurting her feelings?

Be realistic: She knows she's got a problem & the only way she can begin to deal with it is if you validate it as real. Kids learn from adversity more than from pampering. Have her doc check her out. Get a referral to a clinical nutritionist & join her in learning portion control & balanced nutrition. Get the family involved in healthy physical activities. It's a family issue, not just her. ...Read more

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Why is child obesity more common in lower income families than in higher income households?

Why is child obesity more common in lower income families than in higher income households?

Cheap food: Many reasons: cheap food is one. Salmon is $11.99 a pound and most fast food places have a "dollar menu." exercise is one: higher ses families can afford sports/lessons/gym/etc. Knowledge is one: an understanding of the problem and the education to know that prevention is vip. There are many more, I am sure, but not much room here... ...Read more

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How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

Obesity in a child: A tough but important task. Please start with your child's pediatrician and it would be very helpful to also set up an appointment with a dietitian. It will take some time to get the weight under control but keep on going. ...Read more

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How do you get an obese child to lose weight?

Exercise and Diet: Increasing and maintaining a good excercise routine is part. Then implementing regular cosistant portion control of food intake. If you limit portions by removing 1 tsp of every 5, of all foods, the child will generally do better with weight, no matter how old. ...Read more

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Will my obesity cause me to have a difficult child labor?

Will my obesity cause me to have a difficult child labor?

Yes: Obesity can cause complications during labor. It increases the length of labor and increases the risk for c-sections, both emergent and non-emergent. It is also a risk factor for bigger babies which can lead to shoulder dystocia. Obtaining spinal or epidural anesthesia can also be more difficult. ...Read more

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Child obesity:how significant is the parental influence in causing this?

Child obesity:how significant is the parental influence in causing this?

Depends on how you: Define parent :) genetic parents - very significant childrens weight of obese-parents correlates with the genetic parents, not adoptive parents who are not genetically related. ...Read more

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Is having a regular exercise schedule in a family with an obese child of much help?

Is having a regular exercise schedule in a family with an obese child of much help?

Absolutely: Children are more likely to be active if they can do it with others. This is your chance to show your child that physical activity is fun and feels good. Find activities that the whole family can enjoy. Ask your kids what they want to do. Noncompetitive activities might be the best like biking, water games, and hiking. Kids need 1 hour of activity a day, but it shouldn't be a chore. ...Read more

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I have obesity diabetes I am 55 years old I am not a child . I need help what should I do?

I have obesity diabetes I am 55 years old I am not a child . I need help what should I do?

Talk to your doc: Make sure you are on drugs that are not causing weight gain. A lot of diabetes drug can cause this. See a specialist if needed but i agree with dr. Koch, lifestyle changes is very important. See a dietician and an exercise specialist if you think you need help in this aspect of care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is a regular exercise schedule in a family with an obese child can help him/her?

Can you answer, is a regular exercise schedule in a family with an obese child can help him/her?

Yes: Exercise as a group can make it much easier to keep it going and develop a good habit of lifelong exercise. ...Read more

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When an obese child loses weight, why does she is prone to gain weight in the future compared to an obese adult who lose weight?

Obese people....: ....Whether adults or children, have a higher tendency to gain weight than someone who has never been obese. A child who has lost weight is not more prone to becoming obese than an adult who has lost weight. It's the other way around. Metabolism slows with age, so weight gain tends to be greater in adults. ...Read more