• Dr Mounir Ben Chatouh

Obesity: Realizing the risks

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Several studies have confirmed the health risks associated with childhood obesity.

An early study published in PLOS Medicine showed that people who were obese in childhood have a three times higher risk of dying in early adulthood compared to people found to be non-obese in childhood.

Another study published in BMC Medicine found that obesity was linked to an increased risk of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.

According to WHO figures, one in four children in Western countries is considered overweight.

Although children are more active than adults in their daily lives, these days they tend to overuse their phones, game consoles and television.

It goes without saying that people who spend a lot of time watching TV or even using their phones or computers burn less energy overall, which means they burn fewer calories.

Today, helplessly, we are witnessing a phenomenon that some call "devastating", which is to have obesity rates in children and young adults equal to those of the elderly.

In this perspective, expert patients are launching the site and engaging in this war against this devastating scourge thanks to a variety of nutritional advice that can be of significant help to patients as well as parents. obese children.

The main purpose of this site is to raise awareness of the dangerousness of this phenomenon, since obesity in general, and childhood obesity in particular, has negative repercussions on public health.

Today, links have already been made between obesity and diseases such as stroke, osteoarthritis, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, breathing problems, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia and hip and knee joint problems.

The site wants to play a leading role in raising awareness, in order to help obese people fight their disease.

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