Overweight adolescents have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.
Overweight adolescents are at increased risk of hypertension and elevated cholesterol leading to heart disease; type II diabetes; osteoporosis and erosion of tooth enamel.
Adolescence is the time of peak bone growth, a time when more nutrient-packed calories are essential to fuel growing bodies and strengthen teeth and bones; however, with our current lifestyles, adolescence are happy with soda and sugary drinks, high-carbohydrate foods displace healthy foods such as milk, fruits and vegetables.
As a result, a generation may be left with permanent damage to oral and overall health.
“Premature loss of tooth enamel and weakening of overall tooth structure are two devastating oral effects of teens’ poor diet that cannot be reversed later in life,” . The phosphoric, citric, tartaric and carbonic acid in soda is now linked to breaking down the tooth enamel around dental sealants and restorations, further compromising teens’ teeth and leading to more extensive dental treatment to prevent total tooth loss.
Phosphoric acid also limits calcium absorption and has a direct influence on bone density. This is especially critical for young girls. New research also confirms a direct link between soft drink consumption and bone fractures in teenage girls.
“These girls are at an extreme risk for developing osteoporosis, already exhibiting symptoms of this disease in their teen years,” . so Early education on the importance of calcium consumption is key to reversing this trend. For better oral and overall health stay with good healthy food
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