1 Jan 2016

Obesity Facts in Children Infographic

Obesity Facts in Children Infographic by heart.org

Staggering facts even without creating infographic, you can see around us obese children. A healthy heart, happy heart!

FACT - there is an estimated 12.5 million children 5 years or younger spend 33 hours per week in child care settings where they may contained most of their daily calories.

Obesity is linked to more chronic conditions than smoking, poverty and drinking.The risk of more than 20 preventable conditions increasing, including sleep apnea, asthma, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, high cholesterol stroke and high blood pressure.

Risk factors:
Children in their early teens who are obese and who hive high triglyceride levels have arteries similar to those of 45-year-olds.

Obese children as young as 3 show indicators for developing heart disease later in life.

Children who are overweight 7-13 years old may develop heart disease as early as age 25.

Obese children are twice as likely to die before age 55 then their slimmer peers.