Childhood Obesity (Diseases and Disorders) by M. N. Jimerson

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The surgery is more complicated than AGB and is also irreversible because it involves permanently restructuring the stomach and small intestine. RYGB reduces the quantity of food patients can eat and also limits the absorption of nutrients and calories by bypassing part of the small intestine. The stomach is separated into two pouches using surgical staples or a band. The small intestine is also separated into two parts so that the duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine) and a few inches of the jejunum (the lower part of the small intestine) remain attached to the lower, larger stomach pouch.

With its stream of soft-drink, fast-food, cereal, and snack-food advertisements targeted toward children, television is a considerable risk factor for childhood obesity. Less Family Time Today many children grow up in homes with only one parent, or in homes where both parents work. With limited time available, parents may rely on snacks and convenience foods that are quick to prepare but are high in fat, sugar, and salt and low in nutritive value. Parents may not have the time or energy to Today, due to many reasons, children watch more television and engage in too little physical activity.

Calorie Restriction Calorie-restricting diets may be administered at a pediatric obesity center that specializes in research and treatment. Food intake is reduced to 600 to 900 kilocalories per gram per day, and carbohydrates and fats are strictly limited. 5L, or six glasses) of water are also consumed with this protein-based diet to help the kidneys flush the toxic by-products of protein breakdown from the body. Lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, soy, nuts, whole grains, and low-fat milk are all protein sources.

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