What Makes Children Obese?

Experts from Illinois Prevention Center have discovered that among the products consumed by modern children there is at least one responsible for the development of obesity. According to doctors, this product is pizza.


All modern children are happy to eat pizza, but this dish is their main food enemy. The data received at the University of Illinois show that pizza not only delivers a lot of calories to the body (it takes the second place after grain desserts according to their amount). Doctors have discovered that pizza lovers in general eat more calories, carbohydrates, and fats.

At the moment, when children between the ages of 11-18 years consume large amounts of pizza, they receive a frightening amount of calories, fat, and salt. According to the researchers, they would not get these calories if they did not eat pizza at all.

According to statistics, about 20 percent of children eat pizza every day. In this case, a slice of pizza contains about 610 calories, which, according to experts, is a “startling figure” for the child’s body. According to the chief specialist on obesity Lisa Powell, there are two ways to solve this problem: the first one is to ensure that children eat less pizza; the second is to make pizza more useful by changing the composition of its filling and dough. The expert believes that the consumption of pizza by children will be one of the most important problems associated with obesity in the future. This is contributed by the growing popularity of the product.

Physicians remind that children do not consider the fact that they consume extra calories, as in the case of eating pizza.

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