Priyanka Bhateja1 and Roosy Aulakh2*
1Senior Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College and
Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
*Corresponding Author: Roosy Aulakh, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.
Received: April 05, 2020; Published: May 07, 2020
Obesity these days had become a major health problem with prevalence both in developed as well as in developing countries. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood . While overweight and obesity are themselves risk factors to develop non communicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) at younger age, their association with metabolic dysregulation further increases the risk. The objective of this article is to identify the causes of obesity, to highlight its association with metabolic dysregulation and to suggest ways to prevent it, so as decrease co-morbidities associated with it.
Keywords: Overweight; Obesity; Metabolic Dysregulation; BMI
Citation: Priyanka Bhateja and Roosy Aulakh. “Obesity and Metabolic Dysregulation in Childhood: A Review”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.6 (2020): 11-14.
Copyright: © 2020 Priyanka Bhateja and Roosy Aulakh. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.