Obesity in Children’s
Foundation Obesity in Children`s is a non profit organization working as speciaL consultative status with United Nations.
(1) Obesity in Children’s
You have heard it from the medical profession and have seen it on television, in the street, and at school (and it is true): An epidemic of obesity is striking children and adults in America, and it is taking its toll on our health.
(2) Obesity in Children’s
I heard that waist circumference is important. What does it mean if my child has a large waist size?
Excessive abdominal (stomach, belly) fat has a worse health prognosis than fat distributed elsewhere on the body. A male with a waistline over 40 inches or a no pregnant female with a waist of more than 35 inches is at a higher risk of developing such medical conditions as diabetes mellitus, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, hypertension, and coronary artery (heart) disease.
(5) Obesity in Children’s
What is “morbid obesity?”
Several other terms are used in the medical literature to define and classify excess weight. They have not been fully standardized. They revolve around the BMI.