Ramamohana Reddy Appannagari*
Environmental Ecologist, CHEMTEX Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, Texas, USA
*Corresponding Author: Ramamohana Reddy Appannagari, Environmental Ecologist, CHEMTEX Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, Texas, USA.
Received: January 18, 2020; Published: February 10, 2020
Obesity is a major threat to children’s health today. The prevalence of obesity has been steadily increasing over the 35 years and the number of obese children has nearly tripled. Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means increase too much weight. The process of obesity development is not fully understood, and it is believed to be, a disorder with multiple causes. Family, socio-cultural environmental lifestyle preferences, and cultural environment play pivotal roles in the rising prevalence of obesity worldwide. On the other hand, there are supporting evidence that excessive sugar intake by soft drink, increased portion size, and steady decline in physical activity have been playing major roles in the rising rates of obesity all around the world. Childhood obesity can profoundly affect children’s physical health, social, and emotional well-being, and self-esteem. It is associated with poor academic performance and a lower quality of life experienced by the child. Many co-morbid conditions like metabolic, cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, hepatic, pulmonary, and renal disorders are also seen in association with childhood obesity.
Keywords: Obesity; Health; Food; Fat
Citation: Ramamohana Reddy Appannagari. “Childhood Obesity Health Disorder Consequences and Preventive Initiatives to be Adopted for Better Healthy Lives". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.3 (2020): 01-03.
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