Poor nutrition, Mental Illness and Childhood Obesity

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Nutrition is highly important for an individual growth both physically and mentally. A lot of people are unaware of the connection between improper food, mental illness and obesity.  People with improper nutrition are more prone to diseases like obesity, mental and emotional health, education and a variety of other health problems. Obesity is the result of lack of proper nutrition, skipping meals, consuming food with high calories, junk foods which ultimately leads to diseases like blood pressure, diabetes, cancer etc. Children with improper nutrition are more prone to mental disabilities like anxiety, learning disabilities etc. according to the data collected by children’s defense fund. Studies have shown that iron deficiencies lead to hyperactivity disorders in children while Iodine deficiency leads to developmental impairments. According to the data collected from The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey children with poor nutrition are likely to repeat grades accompanied with lack of energy, general failure to thrive and lethargy. Poor nutrition can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness etc.

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