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Obesity Among Children is 4x the Level in the 1960s

Children are suffering health consequences from obesity and health care practices.

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Rising obesity rates and a large percentage of children born with low birthweights are dragging down the overall health of American children in their first decade of life, according to a report tracking the health and well-being of young children in the United States.

While U.S. children overall have seen improvements in their well-being in recent years, American children aged 6 to 11 are four times more likely to be obese than similarly aged children in the 1960s, the report found.

The report, led by researchers at Duke University in North Carolina and the Foundation for Child Development, a private advocacy group, looked at the well-being of children in early childhood.

The researchers found obesity among children in middle childhood is nearly FOUR TIMES more common than in children of the same age in a national survey in 1960s.

For children aged 2 to 5, it is THREE TIMES higher.

They said overweight children have greater risks of type-2 diabetes, and often have elevated risk factors associated with heart disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

They also found that the percentage of babies born with low birthweights rose 12.3 percent from 1994 to 2005, an increase they said was likely tied to delayed childbearing among working mothers and an increased use of fertility drugs.

We're the parents, the cooks, the food producers, the health care providers...and our children are suffering under our current system of food, entertainment and daily activities available to our children. Ouch! That's a difficult situation to face squarely...like adults! :-) What can you do to improve the system in which our nation's children swim?

SOURCE: Reuters



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