Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Childhood Obesity: Why Parents Are to Blame

It’s one of the most troubling trends in the current state of the health of our nation: childhood obesity.  A particularly troubling condition because the extra pounds they put on now, often put children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

In certain rare cases, genetic diseases and hormonal disorders can predispose a child to obesity. These diseases, such as Prader-Willi syndrome and Cushing's syndrome, affect a very small proportion of children. In the general population, however, eating and exercise habits play a much greater role as the root cause of childhood obesity....

From http://singlemindedwomen.com/womensfamily/758/childhood-obesity-why-parents-are-to-blame.html