Obesity is a condition in which an individual is above the normal weight for his/her age and height. Obesity in children termed as childhood obesity. The more weight is gained by excessive fat accumulation which impairs health and leads to various body functioning disorders like thyroid diseases, diabetes, etc. If Body mass index (BMI) is more than 85%, will be considered as overweight and if it is above 95% it will be considered as the individual is obese.
Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the Canada. It affects more than 30 percent of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. This number has more than tripled since 1980. In Canada, obesity is second only to smoking as the largest preventable cause of death. 18% of the population is obese (having a Body Mass Index of over 30) and 50% overweight (with a BMI of higher than 24.9). Body Mass Index is based on the relationship between the height and weight of a person and should ideally be between 18.5 and 24.9.
Estimation of tallness and weight are the most ordinarily utilized instruments to rapidly assess the proportionality of youngsters. These estimations permit figuring of the body mass record (BMI). It is vital to consider the physical make-up of the person. While having a weight in overabundance of what might be normal for a specific stature is most usually a documentation of inordinate fat tissue, certain people might be overmuscled (for instance, weightlifters). Except for extremely uncommon bone infections, the thought of an individual's exorbitant weight because of being "huge boned" is a urban myth.