How Obesity Harms A Child's Body

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    May 18, 2008 1:48 PM GMT
    ""For the first time in history, American children could have a shorter lifespan than their parents,"

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/health/childhoodobesity/obesityeffects.html?hpid=topnews
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    May 18, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    And the Most obese in Europe are in Scotland I read in the Brit' News media!


    Hamburgers Chips Tomato Ketchup and C Cola thanks America for those delights!
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    May 18, 2008 8:09 PM GMT
    My insane former sister-in-law force-fed her two oldest boys. By age 4, the oldest was over 300 lbs, and by adolescence he hit 700 lbs.

    She was told by her pediatrician when the boy was just 4 that if he didn't get the weight off immediately, his still young bones, which are not yet solid at that age, would be permanently bowed from carrying that enormous weight.

    He died at age 16. His heart simply gave up.
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    May 20, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    jprichva saidMy insane former sister-in-law force-fed her two oldest boys. By age 4, the oldest was over 300 lbs, and by adolescence he hit 700 lbs.

    She was told by her pediatrician when the boy was just 4 that if he didn't get the weight off immediately, his still young bones, which are not yet solid at that age, would be permanently bowed from carrying that enormous weight.

    He died at age 16. His heart simply gave up.



    Oh my god, she must have just died inside ... that's just sad i shouldn't have read this before going to sleep.


    Btw what about the other kid? Did he lose the weight?
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    May 20, 2008 11:12 PM GMT
    Liposuction.

    It wasn't really called for, that joke. But realizing I like dudes destroyed any respect or fear I ever held for death. I consider that kid lucky to be done with this world.icon_neutral.gif
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    May 20, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    Dude, I gotta call offsides on that last remark. Seriously? You wish death on a child who was taught from birth how to overeat?

    We've all learned to handle our issues with digging guys, but I'm having trouble making the connection between your path and one of a child. Plus, the world's still a pretty decent place - regardless of who I like to sleep with.
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    May 20, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    RyanOji saidLiposuction.

    It wasn't really called for, that joke. But realizing I like dudes destroyed any respect or fear I ever held for death. I consider that kid lucky to be done with this world.icon_neutral.gif


    seek counseling, the world is a whole lot better than you're probably experiencing ..


    death is never the answer. the poor kid had his whole life in front of him, and because his mother made a mistake in his upbringing .. he had to pay the highest price .. it's sad and don't call him lucky
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    May 20, 2008 11:23 PM GMT
    She didn't make a mistake.

    She suffers from a disorder called "Munchausen's by proxy", where a person (sadly, usually a woman) calls attention to herself by the "concern" she shows over a sick child, even if she has to make the child sick to begin with.

    In the movie The Sixth Sense, a part of the story deals with a mother who poisons her own child. This is the same syndrome.
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    May 20, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    Lol, pretty funny stuff.

    Insane mothers asside, I feel sorry for the suffering of someone who was force fed until obesity and death.
    Better?

    Yeah, I can find tons more to do with my money than spend it on a therapist who couldn't help anyway(if they could, they'd be out of a job)

    After all. therapist split apart spells "the rapist", which is what they do to your mind and wallets.icon_rolleyes.gif

    BESIDES ALL THAT, I've been sadistic (if that's the word) ever since. It's who I AM now.icon_confused.gif
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    May 20, 2008 11:34 PM GMT
    RyanOji said After all. therapist split apart spells "the rapist", which is what they do to your mind and wallets.


    That remark is just beneath contempt.
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    May 20, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    and apologies to jprichva, whose post I commented on without knowing ( or needing to know ) the extent of Mom's disorder.

    RyanOji, all due respect, but I've found the forums here to be more of a supportive environment than one of hate. It's gotta be tough, especially online, to hear someone out, but you might want to drop your guard a bit.

    RJ guys are all pretty darned cool. You might get some valuable advice and gain a few friends if you let it happen.
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    May 21, 2008 12:23 AM GMT
    RyanOji saidLiposuction.

    It wasn't really called for, that joke. But realizing I like dudes destroyed any respect or fear I ever held for death. I consider that kid lucky to be done with this world.icon_neutral.gif


    yeah. i second the suggestion of therapy.. or at least not taking part in activities that involve working with people... or small animals...

    getting back on topic... yeah its crazy, we're having kids come up with type II diabetes that used to be called "Adult onset" diabetes. there are 17 year olds on hypertension meds. a lot of it is portion control.

    .and some people just can't afford to eat fruits and veggies all the time....food in a box and fruit juices made of mostly high fructose corn syrup is cheaper.. so parents with kids on a limited income need to pick and choose...and they're not gonna go and buy veggies if their kids wont eat em.. don't even get me started on the crap they feed these kids in schools..
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    May 21, 2008 12:31 AM GMT
    HereNBoston said[quote][cite]RyanOji said[/cite]
    .and some people just can't afford to eat fruits and veggies all the time....food in a box and fruit juices made of mostly high fructose corn syrup is cheaper.. so parents with kids on a limited income need to pick and choose...and they're not gonna go and buy veggies if their kids wont eat em.. don't even get me started on the crap they feed these kids in schools..


    Haha! I've experienced that public school bit my self. BURGERS (practically) EVERYDAY! Whoo, I just stopped eating lunchicon_neutral.gif

    You're probably right, COJock1974. I'm just paranoid that I might change or get brainwashed or something. Not sure if it's just a teenager thing or not but I'm trying to form a solid set of values for some reason or other.

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    May 21, 2008 8:07 AM GMT
    I remember when working at a camp in Maryland that a lot of the kids were on the large size, which shocked me. I was used to like a few podgy kids in a group and maybe one huge kid in say 30, but this was a much higher percentile. It was scary.

    The biggest problem I found with these kids who were large and didnt exercise was doting parents - they found as a baby that unless they fed them what they wanted they shouted the house down and had tantrums. There was also the factor that some parents didnt feel it was safe to let their children outside to play so plonked them inf ront of a TV or games console with snacks and could ask their friends round...

    When I informed the parents they were in some respects killing their kids from over eating, they were distraught and thought they were doing what was best.

    Some, however, did come out with a load of hockum - "Both his parents have a slow metabolism" said one mum (who have also obviously given her boy a love of pies).

    Its all just so sad.

  • GQjock

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    May 31, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    Adolescent health is terrible
    for the first time childhood Diabetes and hypertension is becoming rampant
    We've become a society of fat lazy people and our children
    (not in the literal term) icon_wink.gif
    ...are suffering for it
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    May 31, 2008 5:12 PM GMT
    In the USA every quick and easy "food" item is derived from corn and petroleum. Our commercial diet may *look* varied, but there's actually no diversity to it at all. To be a nation of people that are at the same time obese and malnourished is truly sad.

    We sell our convenient "food" according to texture and temperature, not flavor and nutrition: everything is "melty", "crunchy", "cheesy", "cool", "creamy", "toasty", etc..

    We have pizza, wait, pizza upside down, no...pizza with cheese in the crust...no...pizza with two crusts. We have tacos, no tacos wrapped in a second tortilla, no tacos that are flat and have two layers of beef...no three. We have burgers, burgers with two patties, burgers that are "melty", triple burgers, burgers with two patties and an extra bun in the middle. Yada yada. Talk about huge marketing, product development and advertising budgets (rolled into the price of the food), just to make some childish combination never done before. It's all so we can use up our overproduced corn and fatten the petroleum industry pockets. Americans...the biggest suckas on earth. I wish it weren't true. I love my country.