Posts Tagged ‘obese’

Obesity in Children

The number of overweight children has doubled in recent years, with a 25% of children considered overweight or obese. Causes of obesity in children include lack of physical activity, unhealthy food choices, and family eating habits. A rise in the number of overweight children is disturbing because it causes health problems and can lead to…

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Overweight or Obese? – Calculate Your Risk

More than 6 out of 10 American adults are overweight or obese and that figure is rising. Being overweight or obese can cause many serious health problems. Health professionals often use BMI and waist circumference together to assess whether someone is overweight or obese and to assess their risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. What…

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