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Could Discrimination Cause Obesity in Children?

Posted on the 10 September 2018 by Health_news
Could discrimination cause obesity in children?

Discrimination is one of the worst acts one could perform on another being. Not only is this completely immature but also is a major threat to humanity. Though things have changed over the years, there is much more to be revamped in terms of respecting one other. Especially, kids are the ones who tend to undergo a lot of stress and mental trauma when differentiated in terms of religion, color, caste, creed, or financial background. A lot of behavioral changes are noticed during times such as these and here we discuss why it's a significant issue that needs to be addressed.

Stress Eating

Overeating is closely related with mental disturbances and research reveals that kids tend to stress eat in order to escape the society's judgmental comments and inappropriate stares. Junk foods cause great damage in this case and could even lead to heart problems along with obesity.

Lack of physical exercises

Here again, children confine themselves to lone space and wouldn't want to mingle with their peers due to fear of being discriminated. Teens and adolescents are sensitive and easily get hurt in the social world. In the current era, harassment and bullying rates are higher than ever and have also is the leading cause of high school suicides. Even an outdoor game with friends might seem like a burden, ultimately leading to overweight and obesity.


Another major intimidating factor that discrimination gives rise to is an addiction to various hazardous agents. The U.S is one such country that has encountered a major increase in the number of kids addicted to smoking, drinking, and substance use and stats reveal that the majority are socially disadvantaged teens.

Though several countries have taken measures against discrimination, in many other nations, there ain't proper laws to deal with this crisis. Apart from government initiatives, it is the mindset of every human that needs a strong reminder of equality in terms of gender, caste, creed, religion and economic status. Kids are the future of our era and need to be dealt with great care and love. Let's not ruin the young buds with bitter comments and biased behaviors.

Could discrimination cause obesity in children?
Could discrimination cause obesity in children?

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