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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 88-93

Childhood obesity-an insight into preventive strategies


1 Department of Paediatrics, Ras Al khaima Medical Health Sciences University, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ras Al khaima Medical Health Sciences University, Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
3 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Subhranshu Sekhar Kar
Department of Paediatrics, Ras Al khaima Medical Health Sciences University, Ras al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0770.140653

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Childhood obesity is now a global problem throughout the world. The major factors affecting weight regulation and the development of obesity in children are the result of a large number of biological, behavioral, social, environmental, and economic factors and the complex interactions between them that promote a positive energy balance. The changes in the dietary habits with the adoption of sedentary life style increases manifold obesity-related diseases and their complications. An obese child later on grows up to become an obese adult. Therefore, the role of primary prevention along with methodical diet control, behavioral changes, and physical activity are the important strategies against the battle of childhood obesity.


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