Lifelong Effects

Childhood obesity can have a harmful effect on the body in a variety of ways. Obese children are more likely to have High blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In one study, 70 percent of obese children had at least one CVD risk factor, while 39 percent had two or more. Increased risk of impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea and asthma. Joint problems and musculoskeletal discomfort. Fatty liver disease, gallstones and gastro-esophageal reflux (i.e., heartburn). If children are overweight, obesity in adulthood is likely to be more severe. Cystic fibrosis (CF) has also been associated with overweight and obesity. 

 

Obesity tracks from childhood into adulthood, and the persistence of obesity rises with age among obese children. Early onset obesity was suggested as a risk factor for morbidity and mortality later in life. In both sexes, rates of diabetes, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, hip fracture and gout were increased in those who were overweight as adolescents. Especially in females, obesity at late adolescence was associated with several and relevant psychosocial consequences in adulthood. Finally, a higher mortality risk for all causes of death, especially atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease and colorectal cancer, was demonstrated in males.

  • Binge eating disorder
  • Early Sexual Maturation
  • Obesity and Parostate Cancer
  • Comorbidities of Obesity in the Young
  • Obesity and Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children
  • Effects of Diabetes, Insulin Resistance & Oxidative Stress on Childhood Obesity

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