OVER WEIGHT CHILDREN PRONE TO DIABETES
Childhood obesity is seen in 40% of children according
to several surveys.
Obesity leads to type - 2 diabetes, hypertension and
dyslipidemia ( excess of fat in blood ). Once those
complications develop they become permanent.They lead
to major health problems and needs continous care.
Medication becomes continous and life long.
childhood obesity is precipiating type - 2 diabetes
in the teenage group.
All of us are born with an average birth weight of
2.5kg to 3kg.
we increase in height as we grow and reach a standard
weight when we become adults, unless we fall into the
trap of obesity.
We double our birth weight at three months( that is we
reach 5kg - 6kg).We double the weight at one year(10-12kg).
The next doubling is when we are five years old ( 20-24kg).
The next doubling is at 15 years of age (40 - 50 kg).
After that there is a slow increase depending on the height
We stabilise our weight between 60kgs and 80kg depending
on our height.
If we do not take care, we put on weight easily and this
leads to serious permanent health problem early in life.
It is very easy to put on weight but very difficult to
lose it. so it is wise not to put on weight.
Summary by .. R.KRISHNAKUMAR