2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Childhood obesity: Determinants, its causes and preventive aspects
Author(s): Satish Gulia
The rising trend of obesity is a worldwide observable fact affecting both, the developed and developing countries on the globe. Obesity has spearheaded into all walks of the life irrespective of their age, social-economic groups, sex or ethnicity. When it comes to the childhood obesity there are different / vast number of reasons attributed for it which includes dietary habits, lack of physical exercises, environment, socio-economic status, age, sex, Familial tendency, and endocrine disorders. The problem of obesity leads to chronic diseases which affect the bones, heart, lungs, etc. Keeping in mind the gravity of the problem as it is becoming a major concern in India, we need to take appropriate steps for the healthy lifestyle of our future generations. Treating obesity in children requires seriousness in addressing different issues related to obesity amongst the parents and children at school along with scientific weight management programmes at various stages of child development before it becomes a grave problem in India.
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How to cite this article:
Satish Gulia. Childhood obesity: Determinants, its causes and preventive aspects. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):12-15.