Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 10

Childhood Obesity and Health Risks of Overweight Children

Anila Kalleshi*

Clinical Dietitian, Administrator of AKC, President of Albanian Lifestyle Medicine, Albania

*Corresponding Author: Anila Kalleshi, Clinical Dietitian, Administrator of AKC, President of Albanian Lifestyle Medicine, Albania.

Received: July 01, 2020; Published: October 28, 2020

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Abstract

  Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age. Many co-morbid conditions like metabolic, cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, hepatic, pulmonary, and renal disorders are also seen in association with childhood obesity. The theme of this project aimed to include in a medical examination all children aged from 6 years old up to 15 years old (children of primary schools in one city of Albania). Before doing the medical examination, children parents were informed about the project, through an informing meeting, where it was explained the purpose of the project, how it will be done, who was the medical staff doing the medical visits.

Keywords: Childhood Obesity; Overweight; Children

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References

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Citation

Citation: Anila Kalleshi. “Childhood Obesity and Health Risks of Overweight Children". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.11 (2020): 138-140.




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