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Journal of Nutrition and Obesity
Kumar, A. The impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease risk factor.
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Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work e. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online e. Current Issue. Importantly, childhood obesity is commonly associated with a reduced quality of life and impaired social functioning of the child.
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Thus, obesity in childhood or adulthood fulfills the dictionary definition of a disease to its fullest. According to the US National Center for Health Statistics, a chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more, cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medications, nor does it just disappear. In addition, a disease can be considered as a chronic if it is an illness persisting for a long time or constantly recurring. Thus childhood obesity is not simply a disease; rather it is a chronic disease. Over the century, fat children were injected with animal glands, psychoanalyzed, given amphetamines, and sent to fat camp.
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At variance with this personal emphasis is the realization that societal factors, including fast food, unsafe neighborhoods, and marketing targeted at children, are strongly implicated in weight gain. Today, obesity in this age group is seen as a complex condition, with metabolic, endocrine, genetic, psychological, and social elements.
Understanding the cultural history of a disease is critical to developing effective health policy.