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Obesity Leads to Longer Hospital Stays

is a well known that obesity is dangerous to health seriously indeed. The increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke that obese people face has been extensively researched, and the number of obese children and adults is still increasing.

The American Sociological Association has compiled research indicating that obesity may mean a longer hospital stay, probably for reasons of high blood pressure and accompanying diseases. Obesity has also been linked to an increased frequency of hospital visits and stays.

Dr. Ken Ferraro, a sociologist at Purdue University, says, “obese people, on average, remain at least one or one and a half more than a person of normal weight … the longer the person is obese, the longest stay in the hospital. “

While a half day may not seem a lot more time in a hospital, costing significant financial resources of the United States, not to mention the emotional costs to the individuals themselves who are often struggling with chronic diseases caused largely by obesity.

In a video interview, Dr. Ferraro emphasizes the importance of obesity nipping root during childhood, due to health risks that accumulate mounting the longer a person is obese. It is said that people who are obese from an early age face as many health problems – and hospital stays -. In his adult life

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According to 2013 statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 17 percent of children in our country are obese, which is triple the rate of obesity of the previous generation. With younger children suffering from type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart problems, it is an issue to be addressed seriously.

For those who still think that kids eat junk food and sedentary spending much of the day is not a big problem, now is the time for consciousness. Unless we want that many children and adults in our country who spend time in hospital rooms, all have to become serious about our health and equipment of our lifestyle to real food, and increased activity physical.

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Sources:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2009/0108-more_weight_equals_longer_hospital_stays.htm
http://www.asanet.org
http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood

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