Presentation on theme: "Obesity Physical and Psychosocial Long-term Effects Group 11."— Presentation transcript:
Obesity Physical and Psychosocial Long-term Effects Group 11
Cholesterol Children should be checked as young as 2 years old According to American Heart Association if one parent is obese, children are required to be checked at 3 years of age Overweight children are two times more likely to have high cholesterol By age 3, if a child is overweight or obese, they are in the first stage of atherosclerosis
Health Costs 30 billion dollars a year Health Coverage 37% higher for obese people Tax payers pay 50% of medical bills Other 50% is paid by Medicare or Medicaid Dental cost increase because of increase of candy, soda, and other foods high in sugar.
Emotional/Psychological Problems Negative self-esteem Withdrawal Depression Anxiety Chronic rejection Discrimination Rate their lives as low as cancer patients since depression and obesity are a continuous cycle, it is extremely hard to get help.
Depression Positive correlation More obese – More depressed More water retention Boys are more likely to have weight-related depression than girls Boys have problems with authority figures Medication can increase weight a significant amount, which in return makes a person depressed. Media focuses more on girls and the perfect image Girls have a harder time accepting weight change than boys.
Physical Problems Orthopedic problems walking, running, exercise Due to cardiovascular problems Skin disorders Psychiatric needs Problem playing sports Fatigue Sleeping disorders
Inside the Body 60% of children are overweight 5 to 10 years old have one of these problems because of obesity Cardiovascular risk factors High blood pressure Hyper-lipidemia fat cells Elevated insulin levels 20% of children have two or more risk factors Increased risk for diabetes and heart attack
Other Facts…. Obese people have a shorter life expectancy of 5 years less than a healthy person 70 – 80% of children who suffer from obesity carry their disease to adulthood Increased television watching increases risk for obesity Only 5 – 25% of children’s obesity is hereditary
More Facts…. Hormonal imbalance is fewer than 1 out of 100 for obesity Childhood obesity very rarely is due to hormonal or genetic defects A child who has one parent who is obese has a 50% chance of becoming obese A child who has two parents who are obese has an 80% chance of becoming obese Obesity is the result of eating disorders
Final Thoughts With the decrease in activity levels, the obesity percentage will increase Obesity is the most common health problem in childhood today In addition to other cardiovascular problems, obesity increases chances of type 2 diabetes gallbladder disease respiratory disease cancer gout digestive problems arthritis