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Runaway obesity turning a generation of children into ageing biological adults
The March issue of Times Magazine had an interesting health article everyone should read, especially parents with children. The article is titled “Young Kids’ Old Bodies”, and the subtitle “Runaway obesity is turning a generation of children into biological adults, aging them before their time”.
The following trends are being observed in a growing population of children:
Children bodies are physically maturing faster, younger.
Children are being diagnosed with advanced disease normally seen only in older adults.
On the cellular level, their cells and chromosomes are show the signs of advanced cellular stress and aging (including inflammatory and oxidative damage).
Fatty Liver disease (normally associated with long term alcohol abuse) in now the most common liver related disorder seen in children worldwide.
Children are being treated with medications primarily tested and prescribed for adult.
One in three children aged 2 to 19 are either overweight or obese. 17% of children in this age group are obese.
There is a good probability many of these children may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
The main cause of advanced aging seen in children appears to be childhood weight issues and obesity. At alarming rates, children are now being diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, type-two diabetes, weight related respiratory issues and more. Some children diagnosed with type-two diabetes are being prescribed insulin, as normal diabetes medicines cannot adequately reduce or manage their excessively high blood sugar levels.

Runaway obesity turning a generation of children into ageing biological adults

The March issue of Times Magazine had an interesting health article everyone should read, especially parents with children. The article is titled “Young Kids’ Old Bodies”, and the subtitle “Runaway obesity is turning a generation of children into biological adults, aging them before their time”.

The following trends are being observed in a growing population of children:

  • Children bodies are physically maturing faster, younger.
  • Children are being diagnosed with advanced disease normally seen only in older adults.
  • On the cellular level, their cells and chromosomes are show the signs of advanced cellular stress and aging (including inflammatory and oxidative damage).
  • Fatty Liver disease (normally associated with long term alcohol abuse) in now the most common liver related disorder seen in children worldwide.
  • Children are being treated with medications primarily tested and prescribed for adult.
  • One in three children aged 2 to 19 are either overweight or obese. 17% of children in this age group are obese.
  • There is a good probability many of these children may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

The main cause of advanced aging seen in children appears to be childhood weight issues and obesity. At alarming rates, children are now being diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, type-two diabetes, weight related respiratory issues and more. Some children diagnosed with type-two diabetes are being prescribed insulin, as normal diabetes medicines cannot adequately reduce or manage their excessively high blood sugar levels.

theeconomist:

Digital advertising: Tracking the trackers

Never Offline. How Apple is invading our bodies.
Here is the article to the cover.

Never Offline. How Apple is invading our bodies.

Here is the article to the cover.

Infographic about GenZ
(via Emerce.nl)

Infographic about GenZ

(via Emerce.nl)

SnapChat is now the #3 social app among millennials with 32.9 per cent penetration on these young users’ mobile phones, trailing only Instagram (43.1 per cent) and Facebook (75.6 per cent).
(comScore:2014)
pewresearch:

Worldwide, the number of people 65 and older is projected to triple by mid-century, from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050. In the U.S., the population of seniors is expected to slightly more than double, from 41 to 86 million.
See more projections for the global population in 2050.

pewresearch:

Worldwide, the number of people 65 and older is projected to triple by mid-century, from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050. In the U.S., the population of seniors is expected to slightly more than double, from 41 to 86 million.

See more projections for the global population in 2050.

Nicholas Felton: A Quantified Life | The New York Times

Who are you? Where are you? We know, do you?

(via: keithwj)

OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING.

Every status update you read on Facebook, every tweet or text message you get from a friend, is competing for resources in your brain with important things…

NY Times: Hit the reset button in your brain

Some stats from the article: 

According to a 2011 study, on a typical day, we take in the equivalent of about 174 newspapers’ worth of information, five times as much as we did in 1986. As the world’s 21,274 television stations produce some 85,000 hours of original programming every day (by 2003 figures), we watch an average of five hours of television per day. For every hour of YouTube video you watch, there are 5,999 hours of new video just posted!