Obesity Impacts the Brain in Kids
The question “Is my child too fat?” often comes up in the paediatrician’s office. This is an important issue because obesity is a common problem. The incidence of obesity among Canadian children is close to 20 % and still increasing every year. Yet, it is also one of the most easily preventable conditions. Prevention is indeed better than cure when it comes to childhood obesity.
Think of the causes of obesity as a three-legged stool: genetic causes, overeating and not enough exercise. It is important for parents to understand the cause of obesity is often a combination of these three factors.
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