Childhood obesity? Certain lifestyle-related chronic diseases like diabetes can trigger a decreased metabolic rate. Type 1 diabetes, which is common amongst children is the type of diabetes that results in people being very slim and slender. Type 2 diabetes is generally associated with lifestyle and dietary related issued. Type 1 is genetics, but Type 2 is generally, in children associated with lifestyle and dietary changes.
Speaking from personal experience, all of my family both my mum’s and dad's sides are all very obese individuals, and yet, I am a very small, petite person. As a child I was extremely chubby, so chubby that I actually had flat feet because my arches could not develop that was entirely due to the amount of food I was actually eating. When I started eating correctly and my parents got me involved in active sports, the weight started to drop off and I started gaining confidence. Even though family-wise and genetic wise, you would definitely say that I have a predisposition for being a very obese individual, I am a very small individual. What it boils down to again dietary intake and physical activity. I know it sounds a bit cliché, but that is really the cost of the situation.
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