Understanding Childhood Obesity
Among some of the main causes of obesity worldwide are conditions such as environmental factors, lifestyle preferences and the local culture. Obese children are five times more prone in avoiding school activities and participation in sports. They are also more likely to have lower emotional, social and school functioning. Overweight children would most probably be overweight or obese in their adulthood, leading to the significant contribution of the growing prevalence in heart diseases, diabetes as well as other chronic problems, many of which are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, as well as psychological issues. All these could persist into adulthood and adversely affect the quality of life.