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Complications of Childhood Obesity

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Complications of Childhood Obesity

Overweight and obesity are major risks for long and short term health. It is a network of a plethora of complications. The complications can be as follows:

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  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Eating disorders such as bulimia, binge eating
Complications of Childhood Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnoea a condition which causes difficult breathing when sleeping which leads to poor quality of sleep.
  • Liver and respiratory problems
  • Low self esteem, depression, anxiety and emotional problems.
  • Social rejection

References:

  1. Lee WWR. An overview of pediatric obesity. Pediatric Diabetes. 2007; 8 (Suppl. 9)
  2. Kumud Khanna. Nutrition and Weight management In Textbook of Nutrition and Dietetics. New Delhi: India; 2001.
  3. Childhood overweight and obesity - (http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/childhood/en/)
  4. American Obesity Association. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Childhood Overweight".
  5. Kumar S, Mahabalaraju DK, Anoop MS. Prevalence of Obesity and its Influencing factor among Affluent School Children of Davangere City. Indian Journal of Community Medicine. 2007;32(1)
  6. Raj M, Sundaram, KR, Paul M, Deepa AS, Krishna Kumar, R. Obesity in Indian children: Time trends and relationship. The National Medical Journal of India. 2007;20(6)
  7. Singh M, Sharma M. Risk Factors for obesity in children. Indian Pediatrics. 2005; 42(17)

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Jjnelli

Help! My daughter was overdosed on steroids at 4yrs old. With in 6months, she was obese. She is now 12yrs and 180lbs at 5'5. She eats healthier than most children, drinks water 90% of time, and plays sports like volley ball, basket .ball. For the past .three .weeks, 3times a week, she ran with the running club. She'd run a mile or more.to warm up, then had 10 mins of sprints with short rests in between, then 15 mins devoted to situps, push ups, other excercise and stretches... She gained ten pounds in those three weeks! She gains weight so easily!!! I am aso stressed about her health. I am 5'8 140lbs, 20% body fat. I cook at home, vegtebles and fruit are main part of our diet with lean meat and light dairy. I RARELY by junk food, and pop is in our house once or twice a year. How do I reverse what the strroids did to her body? What system did they affect to cause this problem?

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