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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 10
First page : ( 1658) Last page : ( 1662)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00334.6

Awareness in childhood obesity

Shukri Nor Masitah Mohamed1, Vishnupriya V.2, Gayathri R.3, Mohan Surapaneni Krishna4

1Bachelor of Dental Surgery (year 1), Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, No. 162, PH Road, Chennai-600077

2Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, No. 162, PH Road, Chennai-600077

3Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, No. 162, PH Road, Chennai-600077

4Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Medical College and Hospitals, No. 162, PH Road, Chennai-602105

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Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

Childhood obesity is a condition refers to excessive of fat in body, which affects the child's health. This is because the child is overweight for his or her age and height. It is commonly due to nutritional disorder and much less because of inborn error. Lack of physical activity also contributes to obesity this condition can be treated by improving family's diet and practice lots of exercises. Childhood obesity can cause many ailments such as high cholesterol, diabetes and also social problem. This study aimed to determine public sensitivity to this issue and also to explore the causes, consequences and potential solutions of childhood obesity.

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