Heart damage linked to obesity in children By: Ashley yeager
publisher: Student science 2016
Obesity in kids. The epidemic is a huge problem in the U.S and other wealthier countries and the numbers have only been climbing. In 2015 12.7 million children and adolescents in the U.S alone have been affected by obesity and weight issues. It is a terrible thing it makes so many obstacles for teens and young children making it hard to do nearly everything from sleeping to playing sports it is definitely a big problem we need to take care of for good.
Childhood Obesity has always been a problem but in the last few decades it has gotten exponentially worse the childhood obesity rate has been climbing and with the levels it's at half our nation will be obese in 2030. And not only does it make common everyday things harder but it poses serious health problems and it has even been seen that childhood obesity leads to serious heart problems later in life which leads to other things such as shorter life spans appearing in the coming years. But now take note this can be upheld one way is to teach the younger generation health precautions and how to be healthy and stay healthy.
Now we all know that in an ideal world there would be no Obesity sickness war or disruption but because we know that will never happen scientists are taking shots at healthier children. Many are doing extensive research seeing how heart disease is connected to obesity and they have found that the larger you are the harder your heart has to work to pump blood throughout your body and that extra strain really wears on your heart causing it to sometimes fail and even stop working all together.
The Notes Bryan Fornwalt who works at the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania where he looks at how muscle in the expands and contracts to pump blood through the body. Him and his team took 40 kid’s MRI’s the kids were between 8 and 18 years old Half of which were obese the rest were healthy. From the MRI pictures they could see that 40 percent of the obese children had enlarged hearts that affected how well the heart pumps blood through the body. He also observed that the left vertical differed from the healthy children’s left vertical. The left vertical lower left chamber of the heart. Its job is to pump oxygen-rich blood out to the rest of the body.The left vertical is normally the thickest of the four chambers of the heart but obese kids had much thicker left vertices than the healthy kids.The overall message and gist of this article and notice is to alert kids to the dangers to being overweight and what happen to you if you are unhealthy and the struggle of everyday life that can be just so much harder baring down on not just your body but your self respect you can start to see yourself as less of a human being because you are so restricted it is a severe problem in the world right now.