OBESITY IN TEENS
I. prevention
A. Teen obesity is completely reversible in most kids.
B. To lose weight, exercise and proper diet to very low calorie diets are often the most effective courses or action.
C. The best way to keep your child on track is to start them early on a varied diet
D. exercise and reduced screen time are critical to a healthy life
II. Cause and effect
A. Obese individuals are 50-100 percent more likely to die prematurely than those with healthy weights.
B. Inactivity and poor diet are the two most important contributing facts to excess body fat.
C. Obesity brings many health hazards with it including heart attacks strokes and diabetes.
D. Other conditions caused by obesity are hypertension, gall bladder disease, reproductive problems and sleep disorders

III. Obesity
A. Experts estimate that between 10 to 25% of all teenagers in Canada are overweight 17percent of kids ages 12-19 were overweight in 2000
B. Being overweight after grade six makes you more likely not to change the habit and make you overweight for life.
C. Less than half of Saskatchewan teens exercise regularly

Obesity has been defined as having a body fat content greater than 25% of total body weight
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**http://www.gpiatlantic.org/pdf/health/obesity/sask-obesity.pdf**
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