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The major causes of obesity are excessive eating of fat, oils, animal fat, junk foods and invisible fat present in cereals, pulses, legumes, meat and nuts. In most of children with obesity, environmental and hereditary factors play a major role. Only les

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The major causes of obesity are excessive eating of fat, oils, animal fat, junk foods and  invisible fat present in cereals, pulses, legumes, meat and nuts. In most of children with obesity, environmental and hereditary factors play a major role. Only less than 1% of kids with obesity do have underlying pathology for the childhood obesity. 

Childhood obesity is associated with significant complications. The obesity is responsible for development of insulin resistance due to fat deposition in skeletal muscles and liver. Insulin resistance predisposes a person to develop type 2 diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovarian syndrome, metabolic syndrome, and non alcoholic fatty liver. The obese children are at high risk to moderate to severe covid-19 illness. 

The people in general don't have knowledge about the balanced diet and daily requirements for energy, carbohydrates, fat protein, macro and micronutrients. They eat whatever they can afford and is pleasurable to their taste buds. People eat as much as they can afford without giving a single thought to calories excess or deficiency.


Dr Suhail Naik 

Consultant paediatrician



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