Association of Infant Nutrition with Childhood Obesity

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  • Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore
  • Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

Abstract

Childhood obesity is one among the primary priority programs of World Health Organization and is the most serious public health challenge of the twenty first century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low and middle income countries, particularly in the urban settings. An alarming rate of increase is seen with an estimated 22 million children under the age of five years being overweight throughout the world and is further expected to rise 1 . Obesity and overweight have increased more dramatically in economically developed countries and in urbanized populations 2 . Obesity is high among the affluent class in India and children develop obesity even at the age of six. Alarmingly many obese 13 or 14 year olds face the risk of cardiac disorders too3.

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Published

2013-12-01

How to Cite

Uma Mageshwari, S., & Srividya, M. (2013). Association of Infant Nutrition with Childhood Obesity. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 50(12), 484–491. Retrieved from https://www.informaticsjournals.com/index.php/ijnd/article/view/2538

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