August
12
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The epidemic of childhood obesity takes on new momentum

The epidemic of childhood obesity takes on new momentum problem of childhood obesity in this century seems to be gaining serious.As the World Health Organization (WHO), in 10-12 years the number of children and teenagers suffering from obesity may be at least 75 million.When compared to the performance of the early 90-ies, when the number of fat children has reached 31 million, now just over 40 million children who are overweight - children, aged less than 5 years.

Not only in the US but in other countries, this problem is particularly acute.In African countries the number of obese children has increased by 2.5 times compared to 1990.The main cause of childhood obesity - poor diet and low physical activity level.Children around the world began to consume more foods rich in sugar and almost do not take vitamins and minerals essential for the body.

WHO has established a special commission to combat childhood obesity.Also, to address this global problem attracted scientists, sociologists, economists and nutritionists.

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