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We all generally know what the causes are, but we are not here to discuss that or assign blame. In the later years of a child's life they can have major health dangers or even have their life threatened if they are obese or overweight now. An entire generation has a huge percentage of children that are suffering physically and even in psychological areas. As well as having to endure being a teen, they should not have to put up with the brutality from their peers for being overweight. An obese child has to face some of the following things that we'll be looking at.|Most weight-related health conditions involve time. What this means is that it can sometimes take a lot of time for symptoms of these problems to become apparent. 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. Still though, this particular condition really does feed into problems and complications that will show up later in life. Liver disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, certain kinds of cancer, diabetes and stroke are all serious possibilities.|Childhood obesity has been rising continuously in the US--something that has been confusing and surprising professionals from all fields. Of course, it doesn't help matters that almost all liquid beverages (and even solid foods) sold within the United States contain high levels of high fructose corn syrup. But that is an issue for another time. Obese kids sort of seem like they haven't been given a real chance at life which is really sad. 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 much more to this sad state of affairs, and we will mention just a few in this article.