Despite the figures showing a not so favorable situation, about 50% of children who were obese at 3 years old, were healthy at 5 years of age, which indicates that improvement is indeed achievable.
Research by the World Obesity Federation predicts that by 2025, 241,000 school-age children in Ireland will be overweight or obese, where many of these will face problems – typically – faced by adults, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. When it comes to blood pressure, taking note of other details like blood oxygen are crucial.
For the country to overcome a possible wave of obesity, it is necessary that the government, schools, and families continue to work together for the well-being of children. Measures such as reducing the level of sugar in drinks and food must continue to be taken so that problems like this can be remedied.
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