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We all generally know what the causes are, but we are not here to discuss that or assign blame. In a child's later years this obesity or even just being overweight can have major health risks that can even be life-threatening. In the whole generation there is a huge percentage of folks that are suffering psychologically and physically. Being a teen is hard enough without having to put up with being bullied about their weight by peers. As an obese child, they may have to face some of the following problems.|Most weight-related health conditions involve time. What we mean is it takes a good deal of time for the serious symptoms to begin surfacing. Still, childhood obesity definitely sets the stage for problems later on. Still, kids typically don't suffer from as many medical issues as obese adults do--their youth protects them somewhat. Yet the condition itself is still thought as a risk factor for complications and conditions later on in life. Some of the more severe consequences include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and liver disease.|Childhood obesity is a major and constant problem in the United States and this has had professionals from every stripe confused and befuddled. Of course it does not help that just about anything sold in the US that is a sweet liquid contains copious amounts of high fructose corn syrup. This, however, is another issue that we are not going to discuss in this article. What makes childhood obesity sad is that the kids who suffer from it seem like they haven't been given a fair shot at life and that's terrible. These kids are already suffering the numerous consequences from arthritis and constant joint and back pain to Type II diabetes and the worst verbal treatment by their class peers. There is more to think about in terms of this sad state of affairs and we'll talk about some of that in the following paragraphs.