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Childhood Obesity-A Rising Issue GCSE Health and Social Care

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´╗┐besity is an ever more concerning issue affecting the particularly vulnerable children and pre-adults who still have to live off their parents as they have no choice. They eat what their parents give them; they refuse what their parents give them. And this giving and taking particularly is the leading cause of, thanks to the mothers and fathers, of childhood obesity. Childhood obesity affects children from a very early age and, obesity, can stay trapped within them for a very long time. It is not so much the child?s fault for their large, unnatural structure (although they can certainly contribute), it is more to the fact that their parents feeding their children well beyond their GDA?s, to the grave, because of various health factors, such as heart disease and type two diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused naturally when someone is being created in the mother?s womb; it is automatically built into the child?s DNA at fertilization. ...read more.

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If you have type 2 diabetes, losing weight and becoming more physically active can help control the blood sugar levels. However, a more concerning issue related to the topic of obesity is the USA, which is infested with many people eating to their deaths. Heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of death and- disability for the people of the USA. Overweight people are more likely to have high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, than people who are not overweight. Very high blood levels of cholesterol can also increase risk of heart disease and often are linked to being overweight. However there are two sides to this article on malnourishment. Malnourishment can be either anorexia or obesity but now we are going to look on the anorexic side of health problems. ...read more.

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Are these people just very worried on how they look and feel about themselves, or is it due to a psychological factor that is the answer to their anorexia? My opinion on this matter is that I will now summarise and evaluate what I have just written -Overweight-ness and underweight-ness is purely affected by environmental and inherited factors, way beyond the victim?s control, but they do have a certain degree of influence. However, the most dangerous factor are your parents as they guide you through your life. They make decisions for you. They guide you, nurture you, and raise you. They tell you the wrongs and rights of life, what to d o and what not to do. If we are to fight obesity or anorexia, we have to act. The parents more specifically; it is up to you. You control your off-spring. Only YOU can change the ever-growing problems of malnourishment. You have to act. ...read more.

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An introduction outlining what would be covered would be useful to help the reader get a sense of what will be presented. It is also useful for the writer to check that what is in the main body matches what was written in the introduction. There were some issues with inappropriate language being used ? ?anorexic people? for instance. Try to avoid such terms. Think about the effects of labelling.
There were a few grammar errors which could be minimised by careful proof-reading.
Make sure the work finishes with a brief conclusion, reminding the reader of what was covered.

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