Childhood Obesity

Obesity is usually defined as abnormal medical condition with excessive fat accumulation which may damage health. Mostly it affects children and early teenagers. If proper diet is not followed, these children are more likely to become obese adults. Eating too much unhealthy food and not exercising will cause obesity. According to a survey in 2013, 42 million children were suffering with obesity and expected to reach 70 million young children in 2025. Obesity in childhood is associated with a wide range of serious health issues and increased risk of diabetes, fatigue, bone and joint problems and heart diseases. Studies shown that effected individual may die up to 3-7 years early than the healthy weight individuals. A proper nutrition and diet and exercising is the best way to reduce the overweight.

  • Calories intake
  • Obesogenic environments
  • Complications of childhood obesity
  • Psychological difficulties of obesity