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Children Obesity

We find it cute when we see children who are chubby. Parents are not very keen of keeping their children fit as long as kids do eat regularly. That somehow, kids weigh above normal in according to their height and weight. This defines children obesity that usually affects children and adolescence.

Well-nourished kids don’t need to just gain weight in their growing years. It should be monitored as it can lead to future problems like high cholesterol and high blood pressure as well as reducing their self-esteem due to their physical appearance.

Children obesity can be best avoided with the help of one’s family by having good eating habits and regular exercise with them.  

What are the factors of Obesity in children?

  1. Genetics, the most common factor. Children will have a high tendency of getting obese if Obesity runs in the family.
  2. Children’s diet: Children are fun of eating in fast food chains which usually serve high caloric foods and sodas.
  3. Physical Inactivity: Video games are indeed pulling away kids from physical activity that they prefer to stay at home rather than engaging in outdoor activities.
  4. Psychological: Eating can lead to child’s comfort zone when they’re in situations of stress and difficulties.
  5. Socio Economic: Children will eat what their parents can only provide them. Healthy or unhealthy just to feed their stomach.
  6. Hormonal imbalances: In rare cases, medical condition can affect children too.
  7. Combinations of these factors.

Children obesity can cause medical condition such as:

  1. Diabetes Type II

  2. High Blood Pressure

  3. High Cholesterol

  4. Sleep Diorders

  5. Heart Disease

Getting doctors advise is the best way to help your children from getting Obese.

At Dr Rami Hamed Center Nutrition department we analyse the genetic, socio-economical and other causes and co morbidity associated with your Kids obesity and assure you of best outcome.

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