Childhood obesity imposes complications on a child’s physical, social and emotional well-being. The individual to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome. It also contributes to social and emotional complications like low self-esteem, behaviour and learning problems and depression. Paediatricians play a particularly important role in preventing paediatric obesity. As primary care providers paediatricians are involved in a child's health from birth through adolescence, which gives them a unique role and involvement in the life of a child and family.
Recent studies reveal that 21–24% children and adolescents are overweight, and 16–18% of individuals have abdominal obesity. Obesity in children is a major health concern of the developed world as it has a number of consequences in the later stage of a child’s life. A recent survey by The National Health and Nutrition Examination has reported that the prevalence of obesity is on increased rate among all Paediatric age groups both in males and females. The rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects, paediatric obesity is being recognized as a serious public health concern.
Children generally see their paediatrician anywhere from one to ten-plus times a year, especially in the younger age groups. These visits also provide opportunities to form rapport with families and children. The paediatrician can become a key player in the field of paediatric overweight and obesity by becoming involved in prevention, screening and identification, treatment or referral, and community involvement to affect paediatric obesity at a higher level.
Highlights of the Paediatric obesity conference focuses on current research for improvement of child health and prevention of childhood obesity, improving mental health status of an obese child, and other strategies for weight management, food nutrition and exercise, lifestyle and habits, and other upcoming and prevailing challenges in healthcare.
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