May 6, 2011

Habits that can make obesity in children, not heredity

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GladChild: Unhealthy eating habits and lack of physical activity is the cause of obesity in children, Not heredity concluded a study.

This conclusion is based on analysis of more than 1,000 children aged six classes of 13 schools in Michigan, the United States that follow the Healthy Schools Project program. This research has been published in the latest issue of the American Heart Journal.

For children who are overweight incredible, researching genetic factors may be considered, said Dr. Kim A. Eagle, senior researcher, cardiologist and director at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor, USA.

The rest, such as increasing physical activity reduces the time spent in front of the television or computer screen, improving healthy eating is the best way to lower the trend of obesity in children.

Eagle Research shows 15 percent of survey participants were obese, and nearly all have the wrong eating habits. Nearly a third of students say they drink soda every day. While only a few can remember they've been eating two servings of fruits and vegetables every day.

Only a third of the children studied had been exercising for 30 minutes during five days in the previous week. While children who are obese tend to be reluctant to join in sports clubs or participate in activities or physical exercise.

Among the children who are obese, 58 percent reported watching television for two hours the previous day. While only 42 percent of the children who are not overweight who spent watching television with the same amount of time.

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