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Essay heading: Literature Review On Childhood Obesity
 
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In the past few years, Type 2 diabetes has risen dramatically among children and adolescents. Experts believe this increase is due to the high rate of overweight and obesity. One of the biggest concerns is that obese children are more likely to become obese adults, with all of the health, social and psychological ramifications...
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Three important factors are age of onset, severity, and parental obesity. In a review of literature, Serdula (1993) found the risk for adult obesity was greater among children who had extreme levels of obesity. They also found that the risk was higher for those who were obese at older ages, such as in adolescence (Serdula, 1993)...
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