Health 2006

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Physical, Emotional and Social Health Consequences of Obesity in Children

Physical Health
Glucose intolerance
Insulin resistance
Sleep apnea
Menstrual abnormalities
Impaired balance
Type 2 diabetes
Orthopedic problems

Emotional Health
Low self-esteem
Negative body image


Social Health
Negative stereotyping


  • At 3:28 PM, Blogger DDM said…

    I wanted that picture for my blog on children and diabetes, LOL! It is amazing the high rates of obesity in children, which is leading to higher rates of diabetes type 2!

  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger steffie said…

    McDonalds needs to step up to the plate and help us out on this issue!

  • At 3:50 PM, Blogger soukphpb said…

    OMG. This child looks like the “state puff marshmellow man” like the one in Ghostbusters.

  • At 4:02 PM, Blogger IskraTrencevska said…

    It is a little sad. Recantly I had a case of a child that sufferes for ADHD and also obesity. He could not stop crying and screaming when other kids would tease him at school. It would be difficult to be in his shoes. In my opinion obesity in chlidren schould also be treated form psychological aspect. Even though obese kids are supper cute, and you just want to hug them they are going trough a lot of emotional suffering.

  • At 4:51 PM, Blogger Liudmila said…

    Iskra, I do not think that obese children are super cute. and it is a really sad that children are so cruel to others in terms of obesity.

    Steffie, I agree with you that McDonalds should pay for what it's done.


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