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International Journal of Home Science

2015, VOL. 1 ISSUE 2, PART A

A study on childhood obesity and its dietary management

Author(s): Dr. Neeta Varshney
Abstract:
Obesity has become an epidemic problem worldwide, and in India. The status of overweight has reached an alarming level. Obesity is invariably a product of energy imbalance in the body. Energy imbalance refers to imbalance between energy intake and energy output. In consumption of more food (energy rich) and do lesser work it would result in energy imbalance in the body. In previous studies, a marked increase in obesity generally has been noted among adolescents, ranging from 15% to 45%. Several factors, such as change in dietary habits, lack of physical activity and spending more time in watching Television and computer determine obesity in this age group. There is an urgent need for national program to prevent and control obesity in the country. bad from the point of view of body appearance only, while others may think only in terms of reduced work capacity or inability for active participation in sports or other such activities. Obese individuals are more at a risk of developing heart diseases or diabetes mellitus. Obesity hedge become one of the major health problems in children and it is associated with several chronic diseases.
Pages: 57-61  |  59 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Neeta Varshney. A study on childhood obesity and its dietary management. Int J Home Sci 2015;1(2):57-61.
International Journal of Home Science