Obesity in children
December 7, 2006 12:56pm CST
Obesity in children is a dangerous trend and is a major health hazard for the younger generation. Though we need to take appropriate medical help, it is essential that our attitude towards junk food changes at the earliest.
7 Dec 06
Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, is increased to a point where it is a risk factor for certain health conditions or increased mortality. Obesity develops from the interaction of individual biology and the environment. Excessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis. Obesity is both an individual clinical condition and is increasingly viewed as a serious public health problem.