Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Pediatric Obesity

Pediatric obesity is a condition of child where accumulation of excess body fat takes place which negatively affects child's health. The diagnosis of obesity in children can be done on the basis of BMI. Pediatric Obesity has become a serious health problem as it is giving raise to many disorders in children. Body Mass Index (BMI) can be determined by considering the ratio of both weight and height. Obesity and overweight as a main risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, some cancers and diabetes has been focused during recent decades. Industrialization and urbanization changed the life style of people.

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