Childhood Obesity|OMICS International|Journal Of Obesity And Weight Loss Therapy

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Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a medical condition that affects children. It occurs when a child is above the normal weight for his or her age and height.This condition is serious because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It also can leed to poor self-esteem and depression.There are many reasons of childhood obesity. Most common factor is genetic factor. Lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating pattern or combination of both can also be the reason.Obese children are at the risk for a number of conditions like: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, early heart diseases, diabetes,bone problems, skin condotions like heat rash, fungal infections and acne.Also overweight and obesity increased the risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Children who are obese are tend to become obese adults. The best way to detect the obesity of children is to calculate the BMI
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Last date updated on March, 2021