Overweight and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence

Overweight and obesity are issues of concern in children and adolescents. There has been an increase in the incidence of diabetes, hypertension in the adolescent age group, something that was so unheard of. 

Obese children show decreases in physical and social functioning. They suffer from peer pressure, finally going into depression. Overweight and obesity in childhood are risk factors for obesity in young adulthood and middle age.

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