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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2015

Pages :   1177-1178

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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A Study on Obesity among Children

Address:   B. Reshmi1* , Gowri Sethu2
1BDS First Year, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai- 600083
2Head of the Department Physiology , Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai- 600083
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00214.0

AIM: To determine the body mass index in children aged between 10-17 years and spread awareness about obesity and its implications. OBJECTIVE: the objective of the study is to determine the body mass index and also the health issues related to obesity. BACKGROUND: Children become overweight and obese for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. Only in rare cases is being overweight caused by a medical condition such as a hormonal problem. Obese children are at risk for a number of conditions, including: High cholesterol, High blood pressure, Early heart disease, Diabetes, Bone problems, Skin conditions such as heat rash, fungal infections, and acne. METHOD: Body mass index of children will be determined by knowing their height and weight. CONCLUSION: there are various diseases and problems associated with obesity, especially in children. Due to this reason this study is about checking body mass index of the obese children.
A Study on Obesity among Children.
B. Reshmi, Gowri Sethu. A Study on Obesity among Children. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 8(8): August, 2015; Page 1177-1178.
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