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2020 more fat children than ever before - current figures show alarming development

2021-10-11T07:19:03.913Z

Obesity promotes numerous diseases from high blood pressure to diabetes and cancer. More and more children are also weighing way too much.



Obesity promotes numerous diseases from high blood pressure to diabetes and cancer.

More and more children are also weighing way too much.

A small belly is not a cause for concern. But those who weigh too many pounds increase their risk of various common diseases. In order to support the heart and circulation, the organs and all metabolic processes in the body and keep them in balance, a balanced diet is essential.

But modern eating habits make it more and more difficult to adjust the energy intake to the actual calorie consumption.

Whether fast food, ready meals or extremely sugary and salty meals: Processed foods increase the risk of becoming overweight.

This is so dangerous because it promotes many diseases.

Obesity is the main factor in type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome *, fatty liver disease and colon cancer are also promoted by severe obesity, according to Austria's public health portal.

In adults, doctors speak of overweight when the body mass index is 25-29.9 kg / m2.

Anyone who weighs more is considered obese.

More and more children are also affected.

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More and more children are extremely overweight.

As a result, the risk of illness increases and the freedom of movement is restricted.

© Peter Steffen / dpa

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27 percent more overweight children than in 2010

The Tagesschau published terrifying numbers in an Instagram post.

According to this, 27 percent more children are extremely overweight than in 2010

. The commercial health insurance company is named as the source for this information. This compared how many children and adolescents were overweight in 2010 and 2020. Around 11,000 of around 200,000 insured persons with the commercial health insurance between the ages of six and 18 were diagnosed with obesity in 2020. In a ten-year comparison, this is an increase of 27 percent, they say.

According to the Tagesschau, the Robert Koch Institute as the leading biomedical research facility of the German federal government sees on the one hand genetic predisposition as the cause of obesity.

But the oversupply of energy-rich foods such as fast food and a lack of exercise would also play a central role, it said

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The corona pandemic has exacerbated the situation because children had even less exercise due to homeschooling and closed clubs.

Obesity at a young age should be prevented because it increases the risk of diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and cancer into old age.

(jg) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

List of rubric lists: © Peter Steffen

Source: merkur

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