Obese Kids: Physical and Emotional Health Risks

Being overweight or obese as a youngster has more implications than just being unpopular at school or the last one to get chosen for dodge ball. A recent study at UCLA concluded that there are serious health risks associated with childhood obesity that can linger into adulthood. In addition to obvious health-associated problems, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, the study also found that obese children are twice as likely as their normal weight peers to suffer from depression, developmental delays, learning disabilities, attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD), and other emotional issues. These can lead to problems at school including repeating grades and frequently missing days at school.

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