We all want our kids to be healthy, but the over shower of love from parents in matters of food, tend to make kids obese at a very young age.
Obesity among children and adolescents is emerging as a serious health burden. It’s a time bomb, which when will explode will cause serious health problem, thus it needs to be treated at the right time.
We have Shilpa Mittal – Nutritionist, Diet Consultant and Founder of Nutrilife Health Management, Mumbai, to help us understand more of the health problems caused by obesity. Childhood obesity is associated with a number of health problems such as hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, hypercholesterolemia and impaired glucose tolerance. All these major illnesses were once only associated to adults, but due to fast food trend and over obesity, this phenomenon has struck kids as well.
When obesity struck adolescent girls, they are more likely to suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – a syndrome of variable combinations of menstrual irregularity, acne with obesity and insulin resistance.
The problem associated with childhood obesity doesn’t end here. Childhood obesity also causes gallstone, dyslipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, early puberty or menarche, eating disorders, skin infections, orthopedic disorders, asthma and other respiratory disorders.
In order to keep your kids away from these killing problems make sure to grow up your kids in a healthy way. As far as possible give them homemade food rather than bribing them with pizzas and burgers. Inculcate exercise as an important part in their lives, so that they grow up to be fit and slim.