Combination of unhealthy behaviors, like sedentary food in teenagers increases the risk of childhood obesity.
Canadian medical scientists found, calorie intake among youths has not changed, but habits, for example, exercise, smoking, medicate utilize and liquor consumption have expanded after some time. However, it is essential to focus on these hazardous practices together, and right on time, before they move toward becoming propensities.
“Adolescents with obesity often maintain their weight status into adulthood, increasing their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure,” said, Rachel Laxer, doctoral student at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Public health practitioners should be targeting clusters of risky behaviors using a comprehensive and multi-pronged approach.
Results of the study
For the research, the research team between 13 to 17 years old, in grades nine and ten. In view of their results, the team classified as secondary school athletes, inactive high screen users, tolerably dynamic substance clients, or health conscious.
The results said, the four groups saw comparable increments to their weight status over the years that they taken after students in the health-conscious had the most advantageous body weight toward the start of the study.
Intervening and modifying unhealthy behaviors earlier might have a greater impact than during adolescence. Health promotion strategies targeting higher risk youth as they enter secondary school might be the best way to prevent or delay the onset of obesity, and might have better public health outcomes over the longer term, Laxer said.