According to recent research, there has been a huge increase in the number of children and teenagers who have been admitted to hospital due to obesity related conditions.
In 2000, 872 children and teenagers were admitted to hospital with obesity related illnesses but new shocking figures have now revealed that in 2009, nearly 4,000 young people were admitted to hospital duet to be overweight.
The report has also stated that the number teenagers being given obesity surgery has also gone up and doctors in the UK believe we have the highest rate of child obesity in Western Europe.
Obesity in adults and children is linked to serious health issues such as type-2 diabetes, asthma and breathing difficulties during sleep.
Health experts have become so concerned about obesity within children that they have stated that child hood obesity could be shortening our children’s lives with some health experts claiming, unless something is done then parents could outlive their children.
Jonathan McWilliam, Oxfordshire’s director for public health, said action needs to be taken to deal with child hood obesity.
The Gastric Band Hypnosis expert would like to see the government give schools money to tackle the problem, she would like to see schools giving children more physical education lessons and more playground time as well as offering more cookery classes by teaching children healthy eating.
The department of Health have said that obesity in primary schools in Oxford has increased since 2009. They have said that obesity within primary schools was 7% but now just over three years later it has risen to 15% which shows action really does need to be taken.
In2town Lifestyle Magazine have also said that the government need to take action. The online magazine has called on the government to tackle the issue from an early age to help reduce the burden on the NHS.
Geoff Tims a health writer for In2town said: “The government do not understand that if they do not tackle obesity within our children then these children will need NHS treatment at an early age in their lives and will continue to need it into adult hood. This means that the NHS are having to spend money on dealing with obesity from childhood right through adulthood, whereas if they dealt with the obesity problem at an early age then by the time children who suffered from obesity reached adulthood there would be a less of a burden on the NHS which in turn would save the NHS millions of pounds.”
According to public records, in the past ten years a total of 20,885 young people were treated in hospital for obesity related conditions which in turn has cost the NHS millions of pounds.
If you are worried about your being overweight or obese then do something about it, help your child become slimmer by exercise or by using Gastric Band Hypnosis to help your child become slimmer and healthier.
By Diane Walker