Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is noted as a major problem which leads to increased levels of cholesterol and diabetics in early stages of children. Genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns of junk food is considered as a most common reason for childhood obesity. Imbalance of blood pressure is also seen in the childhood obesity.  In children BMI is evaluated by using age- and gender –specifications that take in to account of the different growth patterns for genders.  National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys indicates that about 17 % of children ages 2-19 years are under the category of childhood obesity