Since obesity _____ (1) began in the early 1970’s, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the USA to a ridiculous rate of over 60%. Obesity is measured _____ (2) to a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI), taking into account age, height and bone structure. The BMI percentile has been used worldwide to calculate the _____ (3) of childhood obesity for youngsters 1-20 as the factor of growth is an essential issue to consider in what is an exhausting process of evaluation.
The reason that childhood obesity is so _____ (4) on the agenda´s of many government programmes is due to the health costs that can come about in a system that is desperately drained of funds, as a result of it.
For those who are _____ (5) as obese as a child are far more at risk of contracting a chronic illness such as asthma, type two diabetes or sleep apnea; meaning that they are more likely to cause expenses to the National Health Service in the future. As stated, in the long term, childhood obesity has repeatedly been proven to _____ (6) to becoming morbidly obese in later life and also making people dependent on costly medication to be able to maintain their weight at a stable level.
What is really important is to seek to prevent this condition from developing in the first place. Governments need to _____ (7) educational programmes and look to change potentially harmful lifestyles from starting out in the first place, only this way will there be a long-term resolution to this ongoing problem. Prevention is seen as a much more sustainable solution than simply trying to cure the results if what is quite frankly an outrageous _____ (8) to have.
- A. results B. records C. levels D. tests
- A. referring B. according C. relating D. objecting
- A. levels B. rates C. amounts D. speeds
- A. high B. important C. essential D. low
- A. classed B. known C. seen D. recognised
- A. guide B. take C. follow D.lead
- A. imply B. insinuate C. implement D. force
- A. situation B. health C. circumstance D. condition
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