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What is the relationship between being an overweight child and adult obesity?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Number of obese children and adolescents in U.S. trippled between 1980 and 2000
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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