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  • By: Michayla Slack
definition of obesity
Definition of obesity
  • Obesity is an large portion of body fat which makes the person 20 percent heavier than their ideal body weight. "Overweight" is defined as any weight in excess of the ideal range. Obesity is a common eating disorder associated with adolescence.
  • Also, eating more calories than you burn off would eventually cause you to be obese.

BMI(Body Mass Index) is an index for assessing overweight and underweight, obtained by dividing body weight in pounds by height in inches.

  • The numbers inside the boxes are the BMI.
obesity in adolescents
Obesity in adolescents
  • Even though adolescents are less likely to get health problems then an overweight adult they are at a higher risk of eventually becoming an overweight adult themselves.
  • People that are overweight increase the risk of health problems such as:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Stroke
    • Different forms of cancer
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Obesity in adolescents
  • Studies show that overweight children are more likely to be into bullying, as either the bully or the victim. Bullying including; name-calling, teasing and physical bullying.
  • Being obese can effect children a great deal at a young age.
  • For example:
    • Could lead to disabilities
    • Unhappiness or depression
    • Stress
    • Mental illness
    • Eating disorders
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Obesity in adolescents
  • It is said that developing a positive body image and identify is a very important role in being an adolescent and becoming an adult. Being overweight or obese can severely harm this process.
parental role
Parental role
  • Parents play a large role in the weight of their child. Those food and exercise habits will follow them for life.
  • Children follow the actions of their parents or guardian, if that person is over weight the child is likely to be also.
teen obesity epidemic
Teen obesity epidemic
  • Life has changed a lot over the last few decades which leaves researchers to slightly blame that on the increase in obese teens. From the lack of exercise, to playing video games, and fast food places are factors of teen obesity.
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Teen obesity epidemic
  • TV ads for fast food are also to blame.
  • The increase of obese teens will end up costing the health department billions of dollars a year in disease management, emergency room visits for heart problems and diabetes.
  • Doctors hope that the changes plenty of schools have made on the types of food they serve will help in this epidemic.
study between 1981 2009
Study between 1981-2009
  • At the age of 12, Canadian boys and girls are now taller than they were in 1981. However, rates of childhood obesity and overweight have risen because of increased body fat, not greater muscularity.
  • Teen boys ages 15 to 19, the number classified as overweight or obese went from 14% to 31% between 1981 and 2009. Among teen girls, it increased from 14% to 25%.
  • Among both teen boys and girls, the proportion in the waist circumference category who were at high or increased risk of health problems was more than tripled.
  • Strength and flexibility of boys and girls has declined significantly since 1981.
consider some of these stats
Consider some of these stats
  • 35% of boys are overweight in Canada
  • 29% of girls are overweight in Canada
  • 17% of boys are obese in Canada
  • 15% of girls are obese in Canada
  • 20% of childhood diabetes cases are now type 2 diabetes
  • Children spend an average of 3-5 hours per day in front of the TV or computer
  • 42% to 63% of obese school-aged children will become obese adults
child obesity statistics teenage obesity statistics by age and race ethnicity
Child Obesity Statistics & Teenage Obesity Statistics by Age and Race/Ethnicity
  • Of the three ethnicities studied, Hispanics/Latinos have the highest childhood obesity rates (6 to 11 years old) while African Americans have the highest teenage obesity rates (12 to 19 years old).
  • Whites had the lowest obesity rates in both age groups, although the obesity rates for whites were still alarmingly high at 19% of children and 15.6% of teens.