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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"If not properly identified, what could appear as the cute 'puppy fat' can constitute a high risk to the child, and impair his or her health later in life," she said.
to normal weight, indicates that any notion of 'puppy fat' that disappears on maturation must be abandoned' children who are obese when they enter secondary school will very likely leave it obese."
"People will say it was just puppy fat and we all had puppy fat but the problem is now for a lot of teenagers that the puppy fat is now not being lost the older they get and that's why the obesity problem is starting.
I'm at Uni now but when I last came home I tried to talk to my mum about it but she says his weight is puppy fat. What can I do?
IT'S not exactly puppy fat that RSPCA staff want to lose - but shedding the pounds will certainly help the puppies and dogs at the animal centre in Coundon Wedge Drive.
"Also if they are being teased at school for having a bit of puppy fat, they see these diets as a quick fix.
At first we thought it was just a puppy fat phase, but I'm now worried that her low self-esteem will cause her to put on more weight.
VOLUPTUOUS:Sophie Dahl said she lost weight when her puppy fat disappeared
The pint-sized Cork comedian is a picture of health after shedding 28lbs of puppy fat in 2007.
Mum said it is puppy fat but I've had it six years.