Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
A new report and video from Health News Wires titled “Severely Obese”: A New Title For Many Children In The United States details how the heaviest population of children are gaining more weight and at a more rapid pace than ever before.
Roughly 4 million, or 5%, of all children are now classified as “severely obese”. The term “severely obese” was created by the medical community as a response to one of the leading health crises of this generation - children ages 2 to 18 with body weight that ranks off the charts of traditional medicine. Specifically, the term severely obese refers to children with Body Mass Indexes, or BMIs, far above 30, the standard at which one is considered obese.
A BMI of between 18 to 25 is considered normal or average weight. There are nearly 50,000 children in the United States with BMIs of over 50; that BMI would equate to a child who is 5 and 1/2 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds. The number of severely obese children in the United States has increased dramatically over the last 30 years; 1.2% of children were considered severely obese in 1980 rising to 5% of the population today.
Those considered severely obese experience high incidence of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hardening of the arteries; many of these conditions are observed as early as age 10. Doctors are finding that severely obese children often have clogging of the arteries similar to people in their 40’s and 50’s.
While severely obese children may find it difficult to lose weight with normal diet and exercise, even turning to dangerous surgery and drugs, there are diet and exercise programs that are proven to burn fat and safely lose weight.
“Child obesity is the leading health crisis of this generation,” said Michael Healey of Health News Wires. “Resources like the Family Friendly Fat Burning Meals program are essential to solving the childhood obesity epidemic.”
The “Severely Obese”: A New Title For Many Children In The United States report and video are available at http://healthnewswires.com/severely-obese-for-many-children/.
About: HealthNewsWires.com is a new website that was launched in June of 2013 in order to educate the community in the importance of health and wellness. Previous topics covered on the site include insulin resistance, weight loss, benefits of antioxidants, skin health, joint health, metabolism, digestive health, probiotics, gluten intolerance, cleansing diets, heart health, as well as several other highly informative articles to help people understand the connection between health and a high-quality of life. Most recently, they released a video explaining how Fresh Fruit May Lower Risk Of Diabetes.
For a limited time, Health News Wires is also offering discounted access to the complete Family Friendly Fat Burning Meals program at: http://HealthNewsWires.com/Family-Friendly-Fat-Burning-Meals/.