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The changing dietary practices and sedentary lifestyle have led to an increased prevalence of childhood obesity in the 6 to 12 year age group children in India.
Obesity is one of the major health problem worldwide. Childhood obesity is a health issue seen in both developed and developing countries. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk of health. Childhood obesity is associated with high risk of adulthood obesity and a series of health problems such as insulin resistance, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type II diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease and psychological problems.
According to the WHO, BMI is one of the best indicators for obesity and is classified as underweight (<18.50), normal range(18.50 – 24.99), preobese(25 – 29.99) and obese(>30.00). Obese is further classified as class I, II & III.
Children with BMI above the 95th percentile are…
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