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... Obesity Introduction Childhood obesity is a condition where a child has excess amount of body fats. This condition has been very common especially in the United States over the last 30 years, affecting about 17 per cent of the children. This happens when there are many calories in the body, which results to caloric imbalance due to inadequate physical exercise to burn the calories. Various factors can cause this including behavioral, genetic and environmental factors (Cdc.gov, 2012).
Foods with high calories, low nutrient content, sugary drinks, as well as more salty foods are the common causes of obesity in children. Moreover, when children are not breastfed to the expected age, they develop high ch...