Child and Adolescent Obesity

The problem of overweight and obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally. Childhood overweight and obesity are associated with several negative consequences. The Bogalusa Heart Study found that childhood obesity is associated with cardiovascular risk factors. Overweight and obesity in childhood is also responsible for several psychological problems such as discrimination, lower self-esteem, depression, body image disturbance, rejection by peers, impaired quality of life, and stigmatization. Childhood obesity tends to persist into adulthood. Treating Child and Adolescent Obesity at the right time reduces various health problems.