childhood obesity

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childhood obesity

Overweight in a child, which is defined as an average BMI of = 85% for age and sex; = 95% for age and sex is very obese.

childhood obesity

Public health Overweight in a child, an average BMI of ≥ 85% for age and sex; ≥ 95% for age and sex is very obese. See Body-mass index, Obesity. Cf Adult obesity.
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In many cultures and in older times obesity in children was a sign of good health.
Asthma is regarded as a barrier to children's physical activity that might lead to accumulation of fat in the body, while higher doses of inhaled corticosteroids had been hypothesized to increase risk of obesity in children with asthma.
Conversely, higher doses of inhaled asthma drug corticosteroids have been hypothesised to increase risk of obesity in children with asthma, the researchers said.
School-based interventions (diet and nutrition changes and physical activity) can physical activities reduce obesity in children successfully decreased BMI.
The prevalence of obesity in children aged 2-19 years--defined as BMI at or above the sex-specific 95th percentile--increased, but not significantly, from 16.8% in 2007 2008 to 18.5% in 2015-2016, with most of that increase coming in the last 2 years.
"Despite previous reports that obesity in children and adolescents has remained stable or decreased in recent years, we found no evidence of a decline in obesity prevalence at any age," the authors write.
Summary: In many cultures and in older times obesity in children was a sign of good health.
The new study, published recently in Nature Genetics, is part of the scientists' continuing efforts to identify new genes leading to obesity in children in Pakistan.
17, 23 A low response survey for assessment of practices and characteristics of pediatricians, dieticians, and nurse practitioners on management of overweight and obesity in children and adolescent showed a high response rate from female participants.
Therefore, it is necessary to study the other genes involved in the pathophysiology of obesity in children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between CNVs in specific regions of LEPR, NEGR1, ARHGEF4, CPXCR1, and INS and in four intergenic regions (1p36.33b, 12q15c, 15q21.1a, and 22q11.21d) and obesity in Mexican children.
Interventions to prevent obesity in children and adolescents: a systematic literature review.
"Addressing obesity in children is going to require a true population health approach, combining efforts at individual, health-care, community, and policy levels."