What are the Common Risk Factors of Obesity in Children?

Main Article Content

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


CDC: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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.

Abstract 396 | PDF Downloads 350


1. CDC. (2021, April 5). Childhood obesity facts. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/childhood.html
2. Junk food-induced obesity- a growing threat to youngsters during the pandemic.Obes Med. 2021 Sep; 26: 100364.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8459649/
3. The School Day Just Got Healthier | Food and Nutrition Service. (n.d.). Www.fns.usda.gov. Retrieved June 29, 2022, from https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/school-day-just-got-healthier-toolkit
4. MD, N. M. (2015, September 30). Overweight children are at risk for heart disease as adults. Harvard Health Blog. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/overweight-children-are-at-risk-for-heart-disease-as-adults-201509308367
5. CDC. (2018, July 18). Tips for Parents–Ideas to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/children/
6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, December 16). Type 2 Diabetes. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/type2.html
7. Doheny, K. (n.d.). Childhood Obesity Can Lead to Heart Disease. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/children/features/children-and-heart-disease-whats-wrong-with-this-picture
8. CDC. (2019, February 6). High Cholesterol Facts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/facts.htm
9. Lai, S. W., Ng, K. C., Lin, H. F., & Chen, H. L. (2001). Association between obesity and hyperlipidemia among children. The Yale journal of biology and medicine, 74(4), 205–210.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2588770/pdf/yjbm00013-0005.pdf
Mayo Clinic. (2021, January 14). Peripheral artery disease (PAD) - Symptoms and causes. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-
11. CDC. (2021, December 3). BMI for Children and Teens. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/basics/childhood-defining.html
12. Robinson, T. N., Banda, J. A., Hale, L., Lu, A. S., Fleming-Milici, F., Calvert, S. L., & Wartella, E. (2017). Screen Media Exposure and Obesity in Children and Adolescents. Pediatrics, 140(Suppl 2), S97–S101. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-1758K
13. 6 tips to reduce children’s screen time. (n.d.). Mayo Clinic Health System. Retrieved June 30, 2022, from https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/6-tips-to-reduce-childrens-screen-time#:~:text=No%20screen%20time%20for%20children
14. CDC. (2019). Youth Physical Activity Guidelines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/guidelines.htm
15. Department of Health. (2007). Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents. Ny.gov. https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/resources/obparnts.htm
16. Kerr, M. (2012). Exercise and Weight Loss: Importance, Benefits & Examples. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/exercise-and-weight-loss
17. 2021 Report: From Crisis to Opportunity. (n.d.). The State of Childhood Obesity. https://stateofchildhoodobesity.org/2021report/
18. Christens, B. D., Inzeo, P. T., Meinen, A., Hilgendorf, A. E., Berns, R., Korth, A., Pollard, E., McCall, A., Adams, A., & Stedman, J. (2016). Community-Led Collaborative Action to Prevent Obesity. WMJ: official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, 115(5), 259–263.
19. Rogovik, A. L., & Goldman, R. D. (2009). Should weight-loss supplements be ushttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4949920
20. Table of Medications:: Diabetes Education Online. (n.d.). Table of Medications :: Diabetes Education Online
21. .MD, C. M. (2019, December 13). Weight loss surgery for children and teens struggling with obesity. Harvard Health. https://www.he alth.harvard.edu/blog/weight-loss-surgery-for-children-and-teens-struggling-with-obesity-2019121318478#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20American%20Academy

Similar Articles

1-10 of 24

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>