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What are the signs of childhood obesity

Children requires proper nutrition for growing up. However, over feeding and excessive calorie intake usually complicate children growth  and later causing child hood obesity.

Here I am going to share with you, the 4 signs of childhood obesity.

1.  Gaining weight disproportionately to age. Studies have shown that, the growth of child follows the normal population weight graphs. Your child may be in the > 95 % weight from the population – in which is childhood obesity.
Other measurement including the normal BMI range ( Normal from 23-25)

2. Less active. Childhood obesity correlates well with less active families. Less calories are burnt despite highly excessive nutritional intake. As you may notice, comparatively your child may be less active and developed lethargy sooner than other children. Persistent and intensive family outings will help your child from gaining those unnecessary pounds.

3. Psychological symptoms, such as low self esteem and depression associated with childhood obesity. As high as 19 % obese children feels sad, more than 45 % feels bored and more than 15 % feels anxious.  Stress is a vicious key player in contributing to  childhood obesity. More stress equals to more food. Stress can result is skipping meals and over snacking

4. Bad habits. Obese children are often seen in a negative perspective. They are usually portrayed as lazy and less productive.

I hope all these signs are carefully explored in your children, as childhood obesity tends to complicate into the adulthood life.


Written by M Khairul Z

June 6, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Posted in childhood obesity

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  1. Great article. This is an important topic personally. I feel so strongly that this should not be happening in todays society. We need to work together to solve this disease.


    September 6, 2011 at 9:34 am

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