Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. Overweight and obesity among adults and even children has been alarming because of the increasing rate. According to WHO latest projections indicate that globally in 2005, approximately 1.6 billion adults (age 15 +) are overweight, 400 million are obese and 20 million children under the age of 5 years are overweight. And because of these figures many health institution are conducting research and giving out information about this.
On the other hand there are health professionals that are considering child overfeeding as a crime. This is because of the health consequences of being overweight and obese. Overweight children may lead to other chronic diseases like high blood, childhood diabetes. And as they grow old there are chances that they will became obese adult and thus are at risk of developing adult heart disease, musculoskeletal disorders and some cancers and eventually early death.
Knowing all the effects of overweight and obesity we should remember not to over feed our children. As parents and wise adults, we should be the one guiding the children on what foods are healthy and what is the right amount. And also taking them to a doctor for regular check up can give you an idea on how you can take care of them. Adults are the one taking care of the children and you are the one to Take Control of Your Health.