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Obesity, Asthma Among Children Linked To Dysfunction, Trauma At Home

Obesity and asthma among children may lead to abnormalities or impairment in the function of the children's health and physical development. These health problems have recently been linked to a rather unique factor - dysfunction and trauma at home. 

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 18 percent in 2012.

On the other hand, asthma is the shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing triggered by a respiratory virus. It is the leading cause of chronic illness in children and affects more than one of every 10 children in the U.S.


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