Do you have fat son? Don’t get excited yet. According to experts, obesity at an early age potentially trigger the variety of serious illness in the future.
“This issue was initially considered only happens in high-income countries, but in fact the number of children with the problem of overweight and obesity is now increasing in low and medium income countries , especially in urban areas,” as be said by nutritionist from the London School of Hygiene, Philip t. James.
He said that research in the various countries prove that the trend of obesity in children is currently significantly increased. “Trends of excess nutrients in the form of overweight and obesity in children is a concern in the world,” he said.He argued that the phenomenon was very alarming considering obesity at an early age can trigger the variety of serious illness in the future.
Data from WHO shows that in 2010, about 43 million children under five years experiencing overweight, and nearly 35 million overweight children are living in developing countries, the remaining 8 million and more are living in developed countries.
At the same time, Damayanti Rusli Sjarif says that there are basically two factors that influence obesity, the first factor is genetic.”Children who suffer from obesity usually have parents who are obese as well. If one of the parents suffer from obesity, 40 per cent the possibility that his son would suffer from obesity, whereas if both parents suffer from obesity, the risk is increased to 70 percent, “said Damayanti.
The second factor, he said, is the environment. This is related to metabolic rate of your child’s body, physical activity, culture, and food intake.
In developing county, children who live in urban areas still have a tendency to consume foods that contain high fat and energy. It is influenced by the habit of spending as well as the availability and affordability of less healthy food.