Obesity is rising so much among certain groups of children that it is prudent that children and adolescents aged of six to 18 are screened for obesity. And this occurs mostly due to faulty lifestyles, overfeeding, wrong eating habits and less daily physical activity.
Consumption of added sugar can lead to weight gain. It is also known to be one of the leading causes of tooth decay in kids. So, researchers are recommending parents to prevent kids from developing a sweet tooth.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and the prevalence has increased at an alarming rate.
Turns out, more and more children in India are becoming obese, thanks to lack of sleep. In fact, inadequate sleep has resulted in obesity even in preteens and younger age groups and not just the adolescent age group.
Britain is planning to take various preventive measures in an attempt to help reduce childhood obesity. They plan to make changes in TV and online advertising along with the banning of caffeine laden drinks for younger children.