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Children and Teens Weight Loss Programs

Obesity has been growing really fast during the past twenty years. Children and teens have been affected by this situation. In fact the average weight among children and teens has suffered a very abrupt rise from a 6% to a 15%. Due to it, the most frequent disease treated by pediatrics is chronic overweight, most commonly named obesity.

Recent studies have shown that obesity in children is expected to increase and become more serious. Unfortunately, this same situation is reflected in teenagers. One of the causes is bad diets. Today, children and teens eat much more fast food than healthy food such like veggies, fruits and others. Other studies have demonstrated that children and teens who suffer obesity, especially teens, frequently face psychological and social consequences that could have permanent effects. In addition to this, the risks of suffering from different diseases are greater. Obese people are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, respiratory, or gastrointestinal diseases and also diabetes, which is associated with problems with their metabolism.

There are several organizations and companies which have created different plans to prevent these illnesses. Some of these plans are detailed diets to lose weight focused on young people. There are also programs such like weight loss camps and weight loss boarding schools designed to teach children and teens the danger of being an overweight person.

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