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We are not going to assign blame to people or discuss what makes people obese as we all know this already. Children can have major health risks that may be life-threatening in later years if they are officially obese or overweight. An entire generation has a huge percentage of children that are suffering physically and even in psychological areas. Being a teen is hard enough without having to put up with being bullied about their weight by peers. Let's take a closer look at what the obese child is facing, today.|Most weight-related health conditions involve time. This means that it can take quite a lot of time for the major symptoms to start surfacing. Of course, particularly in the case of childhood obesity, early years of the condition can set things in motion for problems later on. Still, a child's youth can keep them from suffering from the sorts of medical problems that plague obese adults. But, the very condition itself is referred to as being a risk factor for later complications and disease conditions. Some of the more serious possibilities are stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, some types of cancer, liver disease and heart disease.|There has been a steady increase in childhood obesity in the United States and it continues to baffle and confound professionals of every stripe. 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. That, though, is an issue best left for another day. 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. This is a hard and terrible subject and we'll look at it some more in this article.