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CHILDREN: HEALTH AND MEDICAL :
MEDICAL: CONDITIONS: OBESITY:
Childhood Obesity Revealed in Fat Map




Childhood Obesity Revealed in Fat Map
One in six children are obese by the time they start school in some parts
of the country, a new "fat map" of Britain has revealed.
By Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent
Published: 9:00PM BST 04 Jul 2009
Telegraph
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5742749/ 
Childhood-obesity-revealed-in-fat-map.html>


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The findings highlight the contrast between areas, with under-fives in the
worst-affected districts four times more likely to be obese as those in
the districts with the best records.

One in six children in Stockton-on-Tees, in north-east England, is so
overweight that their health is endangered by the time they start school.

Yet in the district of Adur, Sussex, only one in 25 children is
"clinically obese" by the age of five.

The figures, collected via a national measuring scheme, show that on
average, one in ten children is obese by the time they start primary
school.

By the time they move on to secondary school at age 11, twice as many are
classed as obese.

Experts described the figures as "tragic" evidence of an obesity epidemic
forecast to blight the health of millions, via mounting rates of heart
disease, diabetes, cancer and even limb amputations.

With childhood obesity levels highest in the poorest areas, opposition
politicians said the statistics undermined Labour's claims to be tackling
social inequality.

Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, a charity, said: "The evidence
is mounting that obesity starts early  even in the first year of life.



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Natural Science By Cyril O. Enwonwu
July 5, 2009
Baltimore Sun
<http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/
oped/bal-op.malnutrition05jul05,0,3635890.story>


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A report released last week shows that obesity is harming the health of
millions of Americans, including children and teens. The report, "F as in
Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America 2009," from the Trust for
America's Health, says that 28.8 percent of Maryland youths ages 10 to 17
are overweight or obese - and thus at increased risk of a long list of
chronic health problems such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension,
atherosclerosis and some cancers.

None of this comes as much of a shock. But here's something that most
people probably would find surprising: Despite the fact that they
generally eat more than enough food, overweight children also can suffer
from malnutrition.

How can a fat teenager living in Baltimore experience malnutrition, a
condition that brings to mind images of children with swollen bellies
living in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region and other impoverished parts of
the developing world?


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Take a 14-year-old African-American boy living in Baltimore. Like many
Americans, he eats too much junk food, while watching hours of television
or playing video games.

He knows he is obese. What he doesn't know is that his body is starving
for omega3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients like vitamins and
minerals required for good development and health.



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Junk-food ads targeted in war on obesity
Renee Viellaris
The Courier-Mail
July 06, 2009 12:55am
News.com.au
<http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25737562-421,00.html>



A WAR on fatty foods and junk-food advertising looks set to be launched by
the Rudd Government as it prepares for a flood of obese teenagers into the
public health system.
The Government's National Preventative Health Taskforce has recommended
tough action as addiction to foods high in salt, sugar and fat takes a
toll on Australian youth.

Pressure is also mounting from within the National Health and Hospitals
Reform Commission for the Government to establish a "prevention benefits
schedule" to pay for weight-loss programs or quit-smoking measures.

It comes as new research published in The Medical Journal of Australia
reveals that almost 30 per cent of 14-year-old children are at risk of
heart disease, type-2 diabetes and stroke.

Researcher Rae-Chi Huang said overweight children, who often grew into
overweight adults, could be a drain on the public health system.

Bad food choices, sedentary lifestyles and genetics were all to blame, Dr
Huang said.



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Obesity in the U.S. -- A perfect storm
04/07/2009 15:44:00
By Sheilah Downey
<http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Non-food/Lifestyle/
040720091044_obesity_in_the_u_s_--_a_perfect_storm.html>


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As childhood obesity numbers continue to swell to button-popping
proportions, scientists predicted the "perfect storm" that has brewed the
overweight epidemic facing America's children today.

Obesity rates have escalated in almost half of the 50 states and the
childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since 1980, says a report
from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
released Wednesday.

A collection of studies published in the American Journal of Preventive
Medicine in September of 2007 studied the obesity epidemic and suggested
environmental factors and public policies are fueling the problem and
compromising children's health.


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Deciphering the causes of the obesity epidemic is not rocket science --
too little exercise and too many calories. But scientists in the study
cited adverse environmental factors that contributed to the problem.
Fast-food restaurants and convenience stores that proliferate
neighborhoods throughout the country mean kids are tempted to eat
less-healthy food.



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Over 50pc School Children
Overweight, Says WHO Survey
Staff Reporter
5 July 2009
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data/theuae/2009/July/theuae_July108.xml&section=theuae>


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DUBAI - At least 52.8 per cent of school children in the country are
either overweight or obese, according to a survey based on the World
Health Organisations new growth charts.

The study, covering 26,706 children this year, took into consideration the
weight and height of the children and arrived at the conclusion that only
37.6 per cent of the children weighed normal according to their height.

We are talking about a normal and healthy population that have been
breastfed and eat a healthy diet, said Dr Mariam Matroushi, director of
Health Legislation Department in the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The study also found out that 9.5 per cent of the 503 children surveyed
had Type II diabetes. Another independent study conducted in Al Ain in
2007 among a sample group of 260 revealed that more girls (22.9 per cent)
were obese as compared to boys (20.2 per cent). The study also suggested
that boys living in rural areas were less prone to obesity than those
living in cities.



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