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This report will be about obesity in children. Obesity in children is a big problem in
the world we live in, and it subjects children to poor health and a very early death
due to heart attacks, complications from type 2 diabetes, and general poor health
due to poor upbringing from their parents that do not pay attention to their children’s
health.
According to a November 2016 article from the website for the newspaper company
the Guardian, the National Health Service (NHS) revealed that childhood obesity in
Britain had increased again after falling slightly in 2015-16. Rates of childhood
obesity was especially found to be bad among those in the first and final years of
their lives in primary school. Overall, the number of obese children in the UK had
risen from 9.1% the previous year to 9.3% in the year 2015-16, and it had also
emerged that there is a dangerous gap between boys and girls in terms of obesity
numbers; among reception pupils, 9.6% of boys were obese whereas 9.1% of girls
were obese. What is just as bad is that among 10 and 11 year olds from their last
year (year six) in primary school, according to the latest NCMP results published by
NHS Digital, 21.7% of boys were obese in comparison to 17.9% of girls. What is also
shocking is that London, the nation’s capital, has the highest rates of childhood
obesity in Britain in terms of year six pupils, whereas the North-East has the most
obese reception pupils. The number of obese 10-11 year olds are at their highest
since children became routinely weighed and measured in 2006-07. 17.5% of year 6
children were found to be obese during that year. The previous record for obese
children rates was 19.2% in 2011-12, and it was beaten last year by the record
becoming a staggering 19.8%.
The Telegraph website had revealed in August 2017 that obese toddlers are
showing signs of heart failure at age one. According to a study of 400 children, the
researchers found significant changes in the hearts of babies as young as one year
old, or even below one year old. They found that obese children had at least 30%
thicker heart tissue than healthier children. Suffering from an abnormally enlarged
organ, in particular an abnormally sized heart, is typically seen as an early sign of
heart disease. This is particularly shocking, as many of these children are no older
than 1 year old, and they have not had the chance to grow older yet. It’s been found
in Britain that more than one third of children who are obese or overweight by the
time they leave primary school, as well as six in ten adults. The research involved
455 children who were seen in Romanian cardiology clinics. Romania has the lowest
obesity rates in the entire European Union, with just 9.4% of adults classified as
obese, compared to Britain, which is home to an obesity rate of 24.8%. It is revealed
that bottle-feeding may be linked to early childhood obesity; the study included 54
babies below the age of 1 and 125 toddlers, and they were all bottle-fed. Britain has
one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world, with just one in three babies
breastfed until six months, in line with advice from the National Health Service. The
lead researcher, Dr Delia Mercea, linked childhood obesity with a lack of exercise.
According to Dr Mercea; “Children tend to sit more in front of the TV, computer,
notepad, from very early age instead of playing in the back yard or beginning a
sport”.
A September 11th 2017 article on the Daily Mail website reveal