Obesity: A Dangerous Epidemic

A brief overview of obesity's negative effects.


Obesity is a medical condition where a person has an extreme amount of body fat. It is most often caused by severe overeating. It can have a significant negative impact on a person's overall health. Read on for some examples of negative effects!


  • Nearly 20% of children ages 6 - 11 are obese
  • In the 1960s, only 5% of children were considered overweight
  • Teens who are overweight are 77% more likely to be overweight as adults

Works Cited

"Obesity." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2014. Web. 16 Sep. 2014 <http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/249/obesity>

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Created by Ms. Mooney