|Obesity is one of the most significant health problems in the developing and developed countries. An overweight adolescent has a 70 percent chance of becoming an obese adult, and obesity can lead to a higher risk of life threatening health problems like –
All this leads to “The Vicious Cycle of Childhood Obesity”.
It is believed that children are becoming heavier due to –
Management of Childhood Obesity
|There is a rare genetic disorder that is related to childhood obesity. It is named Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects about one of every 15,000 people. Prader-Willi Syndrome has been recognized as the most common genetic cause of potentially life-threatening childhood obesity.It results from an abnormality on the 15 chromosome.The children have extraordinarily low metabolism and an insatiable hunger and insatiable urge to eat, which is beyond the control of the patient.
Other features of this condition are:
|Low Muscle Tone|