Article in the Telegraph
It is true that obese children will die younger than their parents - and it will be entirely the fault of the medical profession and the government agencies and others who have been insisting for years that obesity is increasing because of overeating and that the way to reduce obesity is to eat less and to exercise more. - OBESITY IS CAUSED BY FLUID RETENTION, NOT BY OVEREATING. It is reduced by eating less salt, not by dieting and exercising.
It is vitally important for children not to eat a lot of salt and salty food.
When children become fat it is essentially because they are eating salty food. Children are especially vulnerable to salt because of their small size and small blood volume, and because their blood vessels are weaker than those of adults. Salt, and the water it attracts to it, can more easily distend weak blood vessels than fully mature ones. The resulting increase in blood volume and other fluid retention results in weight gain, as well as higher blood pressure and many other undesirable consequences. The smaller the child, the less salt they should have - and a baby, of course, should have no salt at all. - Babies can die if they are fed salty food.
Lose weight, reduce fluid retention, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!vulnerable groups
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Children and Obesity
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Associated health conditions