Overweight children are an epidemic and are making up 22 million children under the age of 5.
Is growing Child obesity is growing and needs to be stopped. There are many ways to stop it as to keep a better diet or other means.
And the number has doubled in the past two decades. Having obesity as a child is a predictor for having it when an adult.
Data from a number of studies provide strong evidence that higher levels of body mass index during childhood can predict overweight later in life.
Both men and women who were overweight at adolescence had increased age‐specific morbidity and mortality relating to their heart and other chronic diseases.
For energy balance, measures are needed for children to lose weight or to slow down the rate of gain and to grow into their expected heights. And we need to bring awareness to this fact and help children with obesity.