Abstract Obesity is linked with health issues and chronic health problems in both children and adults. The statistics show that childhood obesity is increasing as it also increases the worldwide costs of healthcare. Reasons for obesity in children can be related to genetics, diet, sedentary lifestyles, and other factors. Understanding childhood obesity is important because childhood obesity has both short-term and long-term health issues, reasons children are obese, and ways to help prevent childhood obesity. Parents and loved ones can take a stand against obesity by setting the example for children by eating healthy meals and by doing physical activity. Childhood Obesity and Health Issues The seriousness of childhood obesity can be seen...The end:
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