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This article discuss the alarming facts that 25% of children are overweight and 11% are obese. It also provide information on the physical and psychological effects of an obese child. The article states that obesity is said to be a disease of l many factors including lifestyle biological, and cultural factors. Obesity is believed to be caused by excessive calorie and fat intake but sugar is also believed to contribute. Mahshid along with the other researchers in this article agree that prevention could be the key to controlling the epidemic. The article discuss why children are a big target to become obese. Therefore, children need to be taught at an early age how to eat healthy and exercise daily. This article was used from the University of Phoenix library. It is a peer reviewed article because it was reviewed before being published.
Han, Joan C., Lawlor, Debbie A., Kimm, Sue YS. (2010). “Childhood Obesity The Lancet”. Volume 375, Issue
9727. pages 1737-1748, ISSN 0140-6736, 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60171-7.
Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673610601717.
This is a great article that contains information relevant to the epidemic of childhood obesity. This article incorporate worldwide statistics, health risks, and factors associated with childhood Obesity. The information provided in the article include data established over 10 years with the main focus being the past 6 years worldwide from childhood obesity. This article also gave the public view and policy on the treatment options for childhood obesity. This article is a peer-review article from the University of Phoenix library that was reviewed by a group of board member before being published.