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Childhood obesity and disease risk…When to start prevention?

Childhood obesity increasing prevalence is a threat to the world’s health systems, and it is becoming a big concern among public health programmers. Pediatricians are facing the problem of chronic disease early in life, where dyslipidemia, hypertension and non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus are seen in most obese children. Not to mention the ill consequences in bone and joint deformation and the psychosocial implications of living as an obese child, which may remain even if not becoming an obese adult. Nevertheless, it is not clear when does disease start to develop and how the causal factors interact to initiate the morbid states mentioned above and therefore when to start prevention.... Read more