What are the Common Risk Factors of Obesity in Children?

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stacy villegas
Sandra Perez
Judith Zarate
Sheyla Gonzalez
Michelle Hernandez
Melanie Antonio
Viviana Rincon
Ligia Gutierrez
Monica Ramirez

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CDC: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Abstract

Today, obesity is a prevalent problem in the United States not only in adults but unfortunately, also affecting our children. Obesity is a disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity increases the risk of other diseases that could be more dangerous for example heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. Many children, regrettably, get these diseases at a very young age.

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