30+ Obesity Among Children
Info. Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Obesity in children is determined by using a body mass index (bmi) percentile.
Children become overweight and obese for a variety of reasons. Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns.
A uk obesity expert said the link is likely to be causal and down to catching bad habits.
Children become overweight and obese for a variety of reasons. The prevalence of obesity among children had doubled from 9 per cent to 17 per cent between 1991 and 2003, after which there was a plateauing of the obesity gradient, and national health surveys. Like adults, children become obese when they eat more calories than they use. Some children have medical conditions associated with obesity and/or require pharmacologic treatments resulting in significant weight gain.